Has gradually developed from the first radio orchestra established in 1929, only three years after Radio Zagreb (as it was then called) started broadcasting and only six years after the first radio orchestra was established in Europe.
Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra has gradually developed from the first radio orchestra established in 1929, only three years after Radio Zagreb (as it was then called) started broadcasting and only six years after the first radio orchestra was established in Europe. The Orchestra has been led by numerous renowned conductors (Pavle Dešpalj, Krešimir Šipuš, Josef Daniel, Oskar Danon, Milan Horvat, Uroš Lajovic, Vladimir Kranjčević, Nikša Bareza), and has collaborated with a number of world-renowned conductors and soloists (Lovro von Matačić, Igor Markevič, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Krzysztof Penderecki, Antonio Janigro, Henryk Szeryng, Aldo Ciccolini, Ruža Pospiš-Baldani, Dunja Vejzović, Dubravka Tomšič-Srebotnjak, Mstislav Rostropovič, Maksim Fedotov, Edita Gruberova, José Carreras, Ruggero Raimondi, Barbara Hendricks, Luciano Pavarotti, Ivo Pogorelić, Håkan Hardenberger, Martina Filjak…). Enrico Dindo has been the Orchestra's chief conductor since the 2015/2016 season. Apart from regular concerts in Zagreb, primarily during their own Master Cycle and the Canzoniere series with the Croatian Radio Television Choir and their obligation to participate in radio and television broadcasts, the Orchestra has also given performances around the country and abroad. Those appearances have made the Orchestra a true promoter of Croatian culture in the world. With a repertoire that consists of classical and contemporary pieces, recordings for Croatian Radio and Television and record companies, the Orchestra is also dedicated to promoting Croatian musical heritage and Croatian contemporary composers.
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