The Zagreb Festival Orchestra was founded in 1989 as a recording orchestra comprised of the top classical performers in Croatia, with the intent of recording an album for Naxos Records. Conducted by the acclaimed maestro Michael Halász, a resident conductor at the Vienna State Opera for 20 years, and produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Martin Sauer, the orchestra released OVERTURES, an album of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini's greatest operatic works. This album went on to worldwide commercial success, being featured in major Hollywood movies over the span of two decades. 30 years later, the Zagreb Festival Orchestra was reestablished by eminent American music company PARMA Recordings. The goal? Offer an exceptional performance ensemble available for concerts and recording sessions.