Bruno Bjelinski, born Bruno Weiss into a Jewish family
1er Novembre 1909, Trieste, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, (now Italy)
3 September 1992 (aged 82), Zagreb, Croatia

He changed his surname from Weiss to Bjelinski (derivation of the word bijeli, meaning white in Croatian language). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
He doctored in law at the University of Zagreb and later studied music at the Zagreb Academy of Music under Blagoje Bersa and Franjo Dugan.
Bjelinski started composing in the 1930s with two sonatas for violin and piano (1933 and 1937).
During the World War II he was sent to a concentration camp, but in 1943, with the help of a friend, he escaped and joined the Partisans on the island of Korčula.
At the end of the war he lived alternately on island of Vis and in the Italian city of Bari. [6] [7] [8]
He taught at the Academy from 1945 to 1977. Bjelinski's music is described as being direct and optimistic, his fresh style lending itself to both serious music and music for children.
Bjelinski composed six operas, three ballets, 15 symphonies, 2 cello concertos, a cantata, piano music, songs, chamber music, and concertos for piano, violin, viola, bassoon, flute, and piano duo.
He also composed music for Croatian football movie Plavi 9.
He died on island Silba.[8]