Classical Music by Ema Tiljak and Liedewei Kramer


Aljoša Jurinić

  • born on 2 June 1989
  • pianist
  • won the Best Young Musician Award from the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (2012)
  • finalist of the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition 2015
Aljoša Jurinić

Ivo Pogorelić

  • born on 20 October 1958
  • pianist
  • won the first prize at the Alessandro Casagrande Competition at Terni (Italy) in 1978 and the first prize at the Montreal International Music Competition in 1980
  • had performances in all the great concert halls throughout the world
  • recorded numerous CD’s with Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft, with a repertory ranging from Baroque to Classic, to Romantic and the music of the 20th century
Ivo Pogorelić

Luka Sorkočević

  • Dubrovnik, January 13, 1734 – Dubrovnik, September 11, 1789
  • preclassical composer
  • eight symphonies, the violin sonata, the overture trio for the flute
Luka Sorkočević

Vatroslav Lisinski

  • Zagreb, 8 July 1819 – Zagreb, 31 May 1854
  • Illyrian movement composer
  • Love and Malice (Ljubav i zloba, 1846) – first Croatian opera
  • Opera Porin (1851)
  • Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb
Vatroslav Lisinski

Dora Pejačević

  • Budapest, 10 September 1885 –  München, 5 March 1923
  • Romantic composer
  • songs, piano works, chamber music and several compositions for large orchestra
  • Symphony in F-sharp minor, Blumenleben
Dora Pejačević

Ivo Josipović

  • born 28 August 1957
  • Croatian jurist, composer and politician
  • 3rd President of Croatia
  • Tisuću lotosa (A Thousand Lotuses), Igra staklenih perli (The Glass Bead Game), Tuba Ludens, Samba da Camera
Ivo Josipović

The Most Famous Croatian Operas

Nikola Šubić Zrinski

  • written and composed by Ivan Zajc in 1876
  • it is a story of the Battle of Szigetvár of 1566, in which Nikola Zrinski, Ban of Croatia fought againts Ottoman forces, led by Suleiman the Magnificent
Nikola Šubić Zrinski

Ero s onoga svijeta (Ero from the other world, Ero the Joker)

  • written by Milan Begović, composed by Jakov Gotovac
  • premiered in 1935
  • based on a folk tale from Milan Begović's hometown of Vrlika
Ero s onoga svijeta

The Most Famous Orchestras

The Zagreb Philharmonic (since 1871)

The Zagreb Philharmonic
The Zagreb Philharmonic

The Zagreb Soloists (since 1953)

The Zagreb Soloists
The Zagreb Soloists

Concert Halls

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb (since 1957)

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall
Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall

Croatian Music Institute, Zagreb (since 1827)

Croatian Music Institute
Croatian Music Institute