Olja Jelaska

(born in 1967, in Split, Croatia), composer. She completed secondary school at the Zagreb Academy of Music degree in music theory ( 1992) and composition (1994). She attended seminars for Contemporary Music in Bialystok ( Poland) and Darmstadt (Germany). In 1997 she acted as n assistant at the Art Academy in Split at the Department of Music Theory and Composition, and in 2003 as an assistant professor. She is a member of the Croatian Society Skladatelia.
Selected works: Stage: Chamber trio mini opera, 1994; Orchestral: Sphinxes for symphonic wind and orchestra, 1997; The Well of Sound, 2005; Concertos: A song of waves for alto flute and string orchestra, 2009; On the Sunny Side concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, 2010; Dubrovnik siesta for guitar and string orchestra, 2011; Chamber: Acquerello for woodwind quintet, 1992; Comets for brass quintet, 1993; At the Bottom of Sea, 1996 for flute and percussion; A Ring of Smoke, 1998.
Award: Vjesnik Joseph Slavenski, 2005.