Born: June 16th, 1964, Zagreb (Yugoslavia, nowadays Croatia)
Alan Bjelinski studied musical conducting under Professor Igor Gjadrov at the Zagreb Music Academy and completed his postgraduate studies in 1990 in the class of Maestro Pavle Despalj. After that, he was given the opportunity to study under Michael Gielen at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. In his career, Bjelinski conducted the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zagreb Symphony Orchestra, the HRT Choir, the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, the BYU Symphony Orchestra in Provo Ua. and the Udine Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1991 to 1994 he was the permanent conductor of the HRT Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, he writes chamber music as well as music for film, theatre, video, and television. In 2003 he was awarded a prize by the Croatian National Theatre for conducting the play ‘Puss in Boots’ by Bruno Bjelinski.
In 1996, Alan Bjelinski conducted the Croatian Eurovision entry ‘Sveta ljubav’, which was composed by Zrinko Tutić and performed by Maja Blagdan. Nikša Bratoš penned the arrangement. This strong ballad obtained a fourth spot. Bjelinski was often involved in the national pre-selections as a conductor from 1990 onwards, when he was the musical director of the show in which the Yugoslavian representative was chosen.
In due course, a more extensive biography of Alan Bjelinski will be published on this website
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