Croatian Music Institute

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Croatian Music Institute
HGZ concert hall in Zagreb

Croatian Music Institute (Croatian: Hrvatski glazbeni zavod, HGZ) is the oldest music institution in Croatia.[1] Also, after the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, it is the second most important concert hall in Zagreb.

It was founded in 1827 under title of "Musikverein" and has had different purposes through the years: organizing concerts in its concert hall, founding a music school (today the Zagreb Academy of Music), publishing the works of Croatian composers etc.

The concert hall is serving mainly for solo and chamber music concerts and is known for its outstandingly rich acoustic. Some of the most famous artists that have performed there are: Franz Liszt, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich and many others.


  1. ^ "Marcel Bačić: Želio bih da u prošlosti HGZ-a vidimo njegovu budućnost" [Marcel Bačić: I would like to see future of the Croatian Music Institute in its past]. Vjesnik (in Croatian). 17 April 2012. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 

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