The Croatian Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1988 and has since hosted more than 600 artists and premiered nearly 100 works by Croatian and foreign composers. The orchestra has collaborated with eminent maestros such as Nikolai Alexeev, Johannes Wildner, Enrico Dindo, Berislav Klobučar, Milan Horvat, Igor Gjadrov, Gleb Nikitin, Alan Buribaev, Uroš Lajovic, Daniel Bortolosy, Michał Dworzynski, Lawrence Rene, Nicholas Milton, Tibor Boganyi, Nikša Bareza, Saša Britvić, Vjekoslav Šutej, Ivan Repušić, Guido Mancusi, Michalis Economou, and others. Chief Conductors were Kazushi Ono, Pavle Dešpalj, Dian Tchobanov, and Miran Vaupotić.
Most recently the orchestra toured Austria including concerts at the Vienna Musikverein and Mozarteum Salzburg, recorded for Navona Records, and premiered the first opera by Croatian composer of substantial influencer Blagoje Bersa (Jelka, composed in 1901).
The Croatian Chamber Orchestra is a recipient of the Croatian Society of Music Artists Award, the Croatian Association of Orchestral and Chamber Artists Award, and the Milka Trnina Diploma for Contribution to Croatian Culture.