Boasting its glorious history and long tradition, the Zagreb Soloists ensemble was founded in 1953, within the Zagreb Radio and Television, under the directorship of the prestigious cellist Antonio Janigro. During almost six decades, led by a number of renowned concertmasters, the ensemble has maintained a high level performance quality, and its members continue to be widely recognised for their virtuosity, discipline, outstanding enthusiasm and passion for chamber music. The Zagreb Soloists have given more than 3.500 concerts on all continents, at the world's most renowned music centres and halls such as Vienna's Musikverein, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, London's Royal Festival Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall, Rome's Santa Cecilia Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera, Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Madrid's Teatro Real and the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires.
The ensemble has performed at the some of the world's most famous festivals, including those in Salzburg, Prague, Edinburgh, Berlin, Bergen, Barcelona, Istanbul, Prades and Ossiach, with numerous prestigious soloists such as Henryk Szeryng, Alfred Brendel, Christian Ferras, Pierre Fournier, Leonard Rose, James Galway, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Aldo Ciccolini, Katia Ricciarelli, Lily Laskine, Zuzana Ružičkova, Mario Brunello, Isabelle Moretti and Guy Touvron. The Zagreb Soloists developed a special relationship with the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, collaborating on a regular basis.
They have recorded more than 70 discs and CDs for Vanguard, EMI, ASV, Eurodisc, Melodia, Hispa-vox, Pickwick and Croatia Records, and have won numerous prestigious prizes, including the Dubrovnik Summer Festival's Orlando Award.
Having realized its acclaimed project Six Zagreb Concertos - commissions of new works by Croatian composers, following the model of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos – the ensemble impatiently awaits its new, 58th concert season in Zagreb, the recording of the Zagreb Concertos and the release of its album with the works by Ernesto Corder recorded with violinist Guillermo Figuero and guitarist Pepe Romero.