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Information for visitors to MBZ - WNMD 2011 Zagreb

Here you will find all the relevant information and links to web sites which will help you at your arrival in Zagreb, as well as information and tips for a more pleasant stay in the city.

The hotel name and address are as follows:





Travelling by plane:

The Zagreb Airport is situated outside the city. Taxi cabs are to be found in front of the airport building.

The taxi drive from the airport to the hotel takes about 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic and costs around 200 Kuna (app.30 Euros).

If you wish to use the public transportation, Croatia Airlines busses are also available in front of the airport building, leaving for the city about half an hour after the landing time of international flights.

Tickets are sold on the coach with the single fare price of 30 Kuna (app. 4,10 Euro).

For detailed schedule please consult the link below:

The bus will take you to the Main Coach Station (Autobusni Kolodvor) in the heart of the city. From there you can use public transport to get to the hotel, or take a taxi cab. The taxi cabs are allocated beside the main entrance of the Main Coach Station.

If you wish to continue using the public transport, you will find the TRAM STOP directly in front of the Main Coach Station. Take the Tram number 2, in direction of CRNOMEREC which will take you to VODNIKOVA STREET (6 stops). Tickets are sold on kiosks and cost 8 Kuna (app. 1 Euro).

You can find the map of all the tram lines on the link below. Please note that the Main Coach Station is called: AUTOBUSNI KOLODVOR.

After stepping out of the Tram nr.2 at Vodnikova Street, continue walking in the same direction till you reach the next crossing on Savska STREET. There, on your right hand side, you will already see the WESTIN Hotel, where you will be allocated.

Travelling by train:

If you are arriving to Zagreb by train, you can either take a taxi cab in front of the Main Train Station (GLAVNI KOLODVOR), or take the tram nr. 2, direction of CRNOMEREC, tram nr. 4, direction Savski most or tram nr. 9, direction Ljubljanica, which will take you to VODNIKOVA STREET (4 stops). Tickets are sold on kiosks and cost 8 Kuna (app. 1 Euro).

You can find the map of all the tram lines on the link below. Please note that the Main Train Station is called: GLAVNI KOLODVOR.

After stepping out of the Tram nr.2 at Vodnikova Street, continue walking in the same direction till you reach Savska Street. There, on your right hand side, you will already see the WESTIN Hotel, where you will be allocated.

Travelling by car:

Arriving by car from the east (A3 and A4 highway), continue driving down Slavonska avenija until you reach the turn to Savska cesta (14 km). Turn right to Savska cesta ( Savska street ) towards the centre and follow the markings for the Westin Zagreb Hotel.
If you arrive from the west (A2 highway, border crossing at Bregana, Slovenia), follow the marking for Zagreb-west and drive down Zagrebačka avenija (9 km) and then turn left to Savska cesta. Follow the markings for the city centre and the Westin Zagreb Hotel.
If you are approaching Zagreb from the south and taking the A1 Highway to Zagreb, after the toll booth continue driving down Jadranska avenija towards the roundabout. Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout and continue across Jadran Bridge. Turn right at the first traffic light to Savska cesta and drive straight to the city centre, then follow the markings for the Westin Zagreb Hotel.
Hotel has a garage and an outdoor parking lot for the hotel guests. Pleasenote that the hotel charges a fee for using their parking facilities: 80 Kuna (app. 11 Euros) per day for the outdoors parking / 140 Kuna (app. 20 Euros) per day for the garage.



Once you have registered at the hotel reception, please continue to the MBZ-WNMD 2011 INFO STAND (in the hotel lobby), where you will be welcomed by our colleagues and receive the festival materials (festival pass, catalogue, concert schedule, etc.).

During the festival, the MBZ-WNMD 2011 INFO STAND at the Westin Hotel will be open for any information you might require during your stay. You can also visit us at the main office:


Croatian composers' society – Hrvatsko drustvo skladatelja

Berislaviceva 9, 10000 Zagreb

Tel: +385-1-4872374

Mob: +385-(0)99-8140524



Museum Mimara, only across the street from the Westin hotel, address: Rooseveltov trg 5, Zagreb

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, address: Trg Stjepana Radića 4, Zagreb

Cinema Tuskanac, address: Tuskanac 1, Zagreb

The map with locations relevant to the MBZ – WNMD 2011 can be found here:



The Westin hotel is very centrally allocated. If you, however, wish to use the public transportation - trams and busses - you can find the map of all the lines here:

Single (8 Kuna / app. 1 Euro) and daily tickets (25 Kuna / app. 3,5 Euro) can be bought on every kiosk.


Trg bana J. Jelačića 11 – main city square

tel. +385 1 48-14-051, +385 1 48-14-052, +385 1 48-14-054
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 08.30-20.00; Sat 09.00-18.00; Sun 10.00-16.00


Other useful web sites:

City of Zagreb official web site:

Zagreb tourist info map:

Zagreb culture and events:

Zagreb museums:

Zagreb restaurants:

Zagreb cafés:

Zagreb weather report:


Dear composers, delegates and participants,

We are very pleased to present the World New Music Days 2011 program.

Congratulations to all the composers and ISCM Sections whose works has been recognized and chosen to be performed at the next festival edition in Zagreb. We would also like to thank all composers and sections whose works were not included in the program for responding to our Call for Scores, thus contributing to the abundance of choice and creating an even more competitive festival race.

Out of over 400 submissions, the jury of internationally acknowledged composers and musicologists have selected 68 compositions in 14 categories to create a diverse and intriguing program, representing the musical creativity of over 40 countries from Korea to Canada.

The entire selection can be downloaded here.

The WNMD 2011 will be taking place from 10th to 15th April 2011 in Zagreb. A variety of concerts will be taking place from 4pm every day.

The host of the WNMD 2011 is the Music Biennale Zagreb, a contemporary music festival with a tradition of half a century, which has welcomed such renowned representatives of their time as are Igor Stravinsky, Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Witold Lutoslawski, Krzystof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage, Maurizio Kagel, and Dmitry Shostakovich.

The 2011 edition is the second time Biennale will be welcoming the WNMD. In 2005, 79 composers from 37 countries visited Zagreb to hear their works being performed at the festival.

For the 9th time the ISCM - IAMIC Young Composer Award will be awarded to the best work by a young composer, performed at the festival. The competition consists of 18 works by composers under 35 years of age. With this initiative the award sponsors, ISCM and IAMIC foster the development of contemporary music through the promotion of young talents in the contemporary music field.

Join us in this celebration of the 50th birthday of Music Biennale Zagreb and World New Music Days 2011!



Herewith, we would like to invite all Composers, ISCM Delegates and others interested in participation, to apply via FORMS ( delegate form.doc, First delegate form, Second delegate form, Composer form form.doc) provided. If you are having difficulties with your application, please send an e-mail to .

The registration deadline is 15th February 2011.

The general assembly will take place Monday 11th to Friday 15th April, 9am-1pm at the Westin Hotel conference center at the city center.

Visitors to Croatia may need a visa. The information regarding visa requirements will be provided by a Croatian embassy in your country, or you can visit the link below:


A registration fee is required for Second Delegates, Accompanying persons and general participants: 100 Euros (approx. 730 Kuna). Registration is only valid if proof of full payment is attached to the registration and hotel accommodation form. Members of the ISCM Executive Committee, First Delegates of ISCM Sections and Associate Members, and Composers whose works are performed during the festival are exempted from paying this fee.

Payments should be made in KUNA, directly to the Croatian composers' society (HDS) via bank transfer to:                                               

Zagrebačka banka d.d. Zagreb


IBAN HR8623600001101345746

Notification: WNMD 2011


Note: Payments should clearly state the participant's and/or accompanying person's name(s).


All payments should have the notification WNMD 2011. For summary payments, please enclose a list of names. Proof of payment should accompany the Registration Form and include the Registration Fee.

Your registration and all payments will be confirmed by email on receipt of your Registration Form and proof of payment. Please bring a copy of your Registration Form as well as evidence of payment along with you and submit upon registration.

All cancellations of festival registration should be sent in writing to . Payments will be refunded in the amount of 80 per cent of the sum paid. No refunds will be paid for cancellations received 30 or less days prior to the commencement of the festival. After this date no refunds will be granted. For all refunds, please state your full bank account details. Only cancellations in writing shall be considered.



With year 2011, New music enters into its ninth decade of a slow, but sure “conquest” of new areas and new countries, and marks 90 years of gaining new friends and admirers. Although it “grew-up” and got considerably older in these 90 years, we still experience it as young and challenging, new and fresh, worthy of the effort we make in trying to make it an integral part of human activities, needs and life, worthy of the faith we have in it, all the time helping it to “grow” even more...           

In 2011, we will also celebrate 50 years of the Music Biennale Zagreb, an International festival of contemporary music, one of the oldest festivals of this kind in Europe and the world...

We would like to invite our colleagues and friends of New music, members of the ISCM and participants of the MBZ, composers and musicians to join us in the celebration of these anniversaries and write new compositions to mark these occasions, for the 2011 WNMD...

We would like to invite composers to write compositions for somewhat odd ensembles and instruments, encompassing ancient, typical Croatian folk instruments, and newest technological possibilities...

We believe that this will open the way for integrating New music into the “ordinary” musical life of our social environment, and provide our Association with one of the best presents our profession can have: good music...