Nikša Gligo

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Nikša Gligo
Born (1946-04-06)6 April 1946
Split, Croatia
Residence Zagreb
Nationality Croat
Fields Humanities and musicology
Alma mater University of Zagreb
University of Ljubljana
Thesis The Problems of the 20th Century New Music: Theoretical Basis and the Evaluation Criteria (1984)
Doctoral advisor Prof. Dr. Andrej Rijavec
Doctoral students Ivan Čavlović, Davorka Radica
Other notable students Katarina Livljanić, Dalibor Davidović
Known for 20th-century classical music, Contemporary classical music
Influences Carl Dahlhaus, Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht, Rudolf Stephan
Notable awards Josip Andreis Award
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Porin Award
Order of Danica Hrvatska

Nikša Gligo (born 6 April 1946 in Split[1]) is a Croatian musicologist and university professor.

Gligo's scientific interests include 20th-century music, music terminology, the aesthetics of music and music semiology.[2] He has been involved with the Music Biennale Zagreb in various capacities from 1973 to 1991 and from 2002 to the present.[1] He served as the art director of the 10th Biennale in 1979.[3] He is a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts since 2006,[1] and a member of section Musicology & History of Art & Architecture of the Academia Europaea since 2014.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Akademik Nikša Gligo, muzikolog". (in Croatian). Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Nikša Gligo – Znanstveni interesi". (in Croatian). Ruđer Bošković Institute. Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  3. ^ Špoljarić, Mirta (9 April 2009). "Injekcija suvremene glazbe". Vijenac (in Croatian). Matica hrvatska (394). Retrieved 2010-07-23. 
  4. ^ Academia Europaea: List all members by country – Croatia: Gligo, Nikša. Retrieved 2014-08-19.