31 December 2019 7:30 PM

New Year's Concert

National Theatre Sarajevo

ANTONIO SERRANO Harmonica, Spain
ALAN BJELINSKI Conductor, Croatian


G. Rossini, P. I. Tchaikovsky, D. Shostakovich, J. Strauss, G. Gershwin, A. Piazzolla

6:45 pm - Welcome drink accompanied with the music of Sarajevo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
7:30 pm - Concert
              - Coctail & Sarajevo Philharmonic Brass Quintet during concert intermission

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Alan Bjelinski, the son of Bruno Bjelinski, appeared as a pianist with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra when he was only nine years old. He studied musical conducting with Prof. Igor Gyadrov, and completed postgraduate studies under Pavle Dešpalj at the Zagreb Academy of Music. As a recipient of the Lovro von Matačić Young Conductors’ Scholarship, Alan studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Michael Gielen.

While still a boy, he gave piano performances with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he has cooperated until the present time, conducting their diverse programmes. Beside the Zagreb Philharmonic, he has also appeared with the Belgrade and Slovenian philharmonic orchestras, HRT Symphony Orchestra and Choir, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Split and Rijeka Opera Houses, BYU Symphony Orchestra (Utah, USA), Slovenian RTV Symphony Orchestra, Croatian Military Wind Symphony Orchestra, Udine Philharmonic Orchestra (Italy) and others.

Between 1991 and 1994, Bjelinski was the permanent conductor of the HRT Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated with and conducted the Ivan Goran Kovačić Choir, the Novi Sad Chamber Choir and the Mostar Academic Choir. In addition, he regularly conducts the performances of the music written by his father Bruno Bjelinski, one of the most prolific Croatian composers.
Alan is also active as a composer of chamber music, as well as the music for film, theatre, video and television. He has composed music for numerous plays performed in theatres across Croatia. He coauthored the music for the film Transatlantic by Mladen Juran, which won four Golden Arena awards and was nominated as the Croatian candidate for the Academy Award. Bjelinski received the Croatian Association of Dramatic Artists’ Award for conducting in Bruno Bjelinski’s ballet Mačak u čizmama (Puss in Boots) in 2003, as well as a Golden Arena for film music in Just between Us by Rajko Grlić in 2010.

In 1990, Alan Bjelinski founded the Windstrings Chamber String Ensemble, with which he gave more than 400 concerts in Croatia and abroad over a period of ten years.



ANTONIO SERRANO is a harmonica virtuoso, a reference model in contemporary Spanish jazz and one of the most requested session musicians. Serrano exercises a great versatility that shows in his long history of musical collaborations. He seems to feel at ease in musical fields as distant from each other as jazz, flamenco, pop, and classical. At age 13 he played at a United Nations event in Paris, duetting with Larry Adler. This feat marked the beginning of a long relationship that boosted Antonio's already promising career. Adler became his mentor and they went on to play together countless times.
Having focused mainly on classical music, Antonio eventually started exploring other genres. He began playing with blues, jazz, and pop acts and was soon recognized to be one of the best Spanish improvisers of his generation. To date, he has participated in hundreds of album sessions in every musical style.

As a soloist he has collaborated with the Symphony Orchestras of Belgium, Cologne, Heidelberg, Kiel, and Istanbul, among others, playing original concerts for harmonica by H. Villalobos, M. Arnold, V. Williams, etc.; and arrangements of works by G. Enescu, G. Gershwin or R. Korsakov.
After becoming known as a harmonica virtuoso, it was inevitable that he would receive the call from the most important Spanish guitarist of all time: flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía.

As a jazz musician, Antonio has played with Wynton Marsalis, Jerry Gonzalez, Chano Dominguez, Lou Bennett, Jorge Pardo, Vicente Amigo, Tomatito, Perico Sambeat, and Javier Colina, among many others. As a session musician, he has featured on over 300 recordings with most of the best Spanish pop-rock artists and he’s also participated in film soundtracks such as in Almodóvar’s “Carne Trémula”.

Antonio Serrano's own discography comprises a total of 12 albums.



Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013

Sarajevska filharmonija promo spot 2013


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