Jurgis Karnavicius(1884-1948), Lithuanian composer of classical music and a forerunner of the development of Lithuanian operatic works. He studied Law in St. Petersburg, also studied music theory and composition simultaneously. He became professor at Leningrad Conservatory of Music. Returned to Lithuania, he taught at the Consveratory of Music in Kaunas. he composed operas, orchestral, chamber and piano music.