Aljoša Jurinić (Alyosha Jurinic, b. 1989 in Zagreb) is a Croatian pianist.
He is best known for winning the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau in 2012. He was a prize winner of the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in 2016 and a finalist of both the International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition 2015 in Warsaw, and the Leeds International Piano Competition in 2018. Aljoša Jurinić is the winner of numerous competitions, three of them being in Italy: Encore! Shura Cherkassky in Milan (2012), Luciano Luciani in Consenza (2014) and Massarosa (2014) international piano competitions.
Aljoša Jurinić has won all the major awards for young musicians in Croatia, most notably the Best Young Musician Award from the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra (2012), the Ivo Vuljević Jeunesse Musicales Award (2010), the Ferdo Livadić Award (2013), the Darko Lukić Award (2015) and the Vladimir Nazor Award given anually by the Croatian Ministry of Culture for highest achievements in various artistic fields since 1959.
Hailed by the magazine Music & Vision as “a Chopin-player beyond compare,” following a recital in London, Aljoša Jurinić has appeared as a soloist and with orchestras at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Wiener Musikverein, Salle Cortot (Paris), Gasteig (Münich), Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Osaka Symphony Hall, La Sala Verdi (Milan), BOZAR (Brussels), Lisinski Concert Hall (Zagreb) and Kolarac (Belgrade), as well as important festivals, including Serate Musicali (Milan), Chopin and His Europe (Warsaw), Chopin Festival (Nohant), From Easter to the Ascension (Tbilisi), Kiev Summer Music Evenings, Chopin Festival (Mariánské Lázně), International Keyboard Institute Festival (New York), Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Split Summer Festival, and others. He also embarked on a debut tour of China in 2018, a tour of Japan in February 2019 and plans a second tour of China at the end of the year.
He played a wide variety of piano concertos with many orchestras, most notably Warsaw Philharmonic, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Orchestra of Belgium, Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Plauen-Zwickau Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kosovo Philharmonic, The Symphony Orchestra of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation and others.
His first CD titled ‚Chopin Alive‘ featuring a recording from a Chopin recital was published in 2017 by CristoforiumArt.
Aljoša Jurinić holds a Concert Diploma from the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar, Germany, where he studied with Prof. Grigory Gruzman (2014-2019). Previously he studied under Prof. Eliso Virsaladze at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (2011–2014), Prof. Noel Flores at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria (2009–2011) and Prof. Ruben Dalibaltayan at the Academy of Music of the University of Zagreb, Croatia (2007–2012).
In 2019 he received the Order of Danica Hrvatska medal bearing the effigy of Marko Marulić for outstanding achievements in culture and international promotion of Croatia, awarded by the president of the country.