Nina Čalopek graduated in musicology from the Music Academy in Zagreb, after which she enrolled in postgraduate doctoral studies in literature, culture, performing arts and film at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. She has been actively involved in production and organization, particularly in the contemporary music branch.
She has been the executive producer of the Cantus Ensemble since 2006, the executive producer of the Music Biennale Zagreb (MBZ) since 2009, and a member of the MBZ Program Committee since 2019. For the jubilee 60th edition of the MBZ she also acted as the director of the Festival’s program for children.
In 2013, she was appointed the executive producer of the Celebration of Croatia’s Entry into the European Union by the Government of the Republic of Croatia. She has been the president of the Croatian Association “Osor Musical Evenings” since 2017 as well as the executive producer of the national festival Osor Musical Evenings. As an active participant in the international cultural scene, she served as the Croatian delegate of the International Society for Contemporary Music, and was also an elected member of its Executive Board (2012-2013).
Prominent collaborations include those with the European Festival Association (EFA), Croatian Foundation Kultura nova and other parties and organizations on the national and international music and cultural scene. She is writing critical reviews and is currently a permanent associate of the Kulturpunk.hr website. She is employed at the Croatian Composers’ Society.