The Orchestra was founded in 1977 as a section of the “Slovenski dom” Cultural Educational Company in Zagreb, where it has worked till 1990. In the beginning of 1991, the Orchestra became a part of the “Ivan Goran Kovačić” Student Cultural and Artistic Company. Zvonko Šiljac founded and conducted the Orchestra till 2003, when Gordana Šuštić took over the artistic directing.
The Orchestra cooperates with Croatian Composers’ Society quite successfully. It participates regularly on Accordion Orchestra and Solo Players Festivals in Pula and on Music Festivals of Children and Youth of the Republic of Croatia.
The Orchestra has received numerous awards on international competitions in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy and Portugal, presenting Croatian contemporary music.