Music Biennale Zagreb Nominated for the Prestigious EFFE Award!
The European Festivals Association (EFA) and the International EFFE jury led by Sir Jonathan Mills announced the 24 laureates competing for the 2019-2020 EFFE Award and the 30th edition of the Music Biennale Zagreb is among them!
This biennial award follows art festivals that have demonstrated artistic excellence throughout their existence, and also have a profound impact on the local and regional cultural cooperation. The EFFE – Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe event was launched by the European Festivals Association and is funded by the European Commission. The award winners will be announced on 26 September 2019 at a ceremony held in Brussels’ Center for Arts.
The president of the EFA, Jan Briers, pointed out that he was pleased to see that this year’s laureates represented the broad European cultural scene and its various fields, from digital art all the way to opera. The festivals were selected from as many as 715 applications, and among the nominees for the award, in addition to Ars Electronica and BBC Proms, is the Music Biennale Zagreb!
The International Festival of Contemporary Music, the 30th Music Biennale Zagreb, was held in April of this year. This year’s Music Biennale Zagreb hosted a wide variety of contemporary music events through nearly 50 programs, with numerous guest composers from abroad and new pieces by Croatian male and female composers. More than 400 local and international performers presented the best of local and global contemporary music works. The next Music Biennale Zagreb will be held in April 2021.
Find out more about the 2019 MBZ at www.mzb.hr.