Zvjezdice Girls’ Choir was formed in 1985 under the Youth Music Center and is one of the most recognizable ensembles from Zagreb. From the very beginning, the choir has been led by maestro Zdravko Šljivac, who has led them to a double victory at the International Choir Festival in Llangollen, North Wales, the Outstanding Award at international festivals in Sligo, Ireland and Stavanger, Norway, as well as the award for best performance of a contemporary piece at the International Youth Choir Festival in Celje. During almost three decades, the Choir has developed close collaboration with some of the top Croatian ensembles, soloists, and conductors. Among their numerous tours, the most notable ones are the three tours of North America in 2003, 2004 and 2010, as well as the Australian tour in 2006 and a tour of Malaysia. Their more recent international successes include a 2010 concert in Ney York's Lincoln Center, a concert held on Europe Day in the Milan Cathedral, the choir's participation in the Croatian and Slovenian joint project of the Symphony of a Thousand by Gustav Mahler in 2011, a concert in St. Petersburg in 2012 and their participation in the production of the War Requiem in 2013. The European Parliament's Federation of Choirs of the Union in Brussels has appointed the Zvjezdice choir and their maestro Zdravko Šljivac cultural ambassadors.