Croatian Institute of Music - Zagreb.
Hrvatski Glazbeni Zavod - Zagreb
The Croatian Institute of Music in Zagreb is the oldest musical institution in Croatia. After the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, it is the second most important concert hall in Zagreb. The building was designed by Croatian architects Janko Grahor and Franjo Klein. After the earthquake of 1880, Hermann Bolle was involved in minor repairs. This year 2020 brought another earthquake. In 1895, the second building of the Institute, which houses a small hall, was completed. It was inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph I. Established in 1892 as a society for music lovers, the Croatian Institute of Music is still in operation today. Over the years, the organisation has welcomed professional musicians, but the old spirit of amateurism and enthusiasm of amateur musicians and music lovers is nevertheless reflected in the fact that the director does not take orders for his work. Today, the institute building not only hosts events concerning music, but also other cultural events such as exhibitions and literary events. The concert hall is mainly intended for chamber music and solo concerts and is known for its remarkable acoustic richness. Some of the most famous artists who have performed here are : Franz Liszt, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich and many others. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce also owns a valuable collection of instruments, including the guitar of I. Padovac’s guitar.