Saturday 18 May 1996


Born: June 16th, 1964, Zagreb, Croatia (Yugoslavia)
Nationality: Croatian

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


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, Bjelinski 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.


Country – Croatia
Song title – "Sveta ljubav"
Rendition – Maja Blagdan
Lyrics  Zrinko Tutić
Composition – Zrinko Tutić
Studio arrangement – Nikša Bratoš
Live orchestration – Nikša Bratoš
Conductor – Alan Bjelinski
Score audio semi-final – 19th place (30 votes)
Score final – 4th place (98 votes)

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