Algirdas Klova was born in 1958, the
26th of October, in Kaunas.
Father - well-known painter, mosaic maker Boleslovas Klova (1927 - 1986).
Mother - pharmacist, Violeta-Genovaitė Klovienė (1935).
Sister - Aušra Klovaitė-Berezinienė - piano player.
Wife - Jūratė Miškinytė-Klovienė (pseudonym -
In 1965 - 1973 Algirdas had studied in Kaunas J.Naujalis art school.
In 1973 - 1978 he had studied in J.Gruodis higher music school, and finished composition class.
In 1978 - 1983 A.Klova continued his composition studies in the Lithuanian Music Academy. He had studied in the department of composition. His teacher was professor J.Juzeliūnas. During study years he interested in folk music and took part in various folk expeditions.
In 1984 he entered the Lithuanian Composers' Union youth group, and in 1986 he became a member of this Union.
In 1980 he organized the second Country music group in Lithuania "KIKILIS" and was the leader of this group till 1985.
In 1983, after graduating the Academy, he got an appointment to work in the Lithuanian State TV and Radio committee as a sound producer. He had worked there till 1991.
In 1984 - 1988 he was the leader of the instrumental group of Vilnius University folk group "RATILIO".
In 1988 he organized youth folk group "VYDRAGA". They made a lot of concerts in Lithuania and foreign countries. In 1996 the group was re-formed to the 5 people instrumental folk group "VYDRAGA", which exists till our days.
In 1990 - 1995 A.Klova had worked for a newspaper "Muzikos Barai", as a correspondent. In this one and other newspapers he had published over 100 articles about all the genres of music. He also writes for encyclopedias and for other publications. He had compiled and published some Lithuanian folk collections at the Lithuanian Musicians Society. Together with the firm "Bonifa" he started to publish series of sound cassettes "Lithuanian folk groups".
For some time he was a teacher in Vilnius Conservatoire Folk department, and at the Music Academy in the department of Art of Theatre.