On 16 January 2023, minister of culture and media dr. sc. Nina Obuljen Koržinek appointed Marin Kaporel as artistic director of the Osor Musical Evenings.
As stated in the explanation of the decision: "Marin Kaporelo successfully led the Croatian Musical Youth in Split, and for the last two years he was the head of the Croatian House in Split, from which in a short time he managed to create a dynamic concert venue and bring great Croatian and European names of classical music. Together with his associates, he achieved a rich and varied program, technically equipped the hall at a high level and affirmed it as one of the leading concert halls in Croatia. His work has been recognized by the audience and the wider music public, which has earned him the support of umbrella music associations and the most prominent Croatian musicians."
Marin Kaporelo has extensive work experience in the finance sector, education and organization of cultural events. Over the years, he has worked in various musical associations and ensembles such as the Cantores Maruli vocal ensemble and the Brodosplit City Choir. He was awarded the Order of The Morning Star of Croatia with the figure of Marko Marulić for special merits in preserving Croatian musical cultural heritage, encouraging and affirming young Croatian artists and their promotion in the Republic of Croatia and the world. For the project "The Story of Marko Marulić" he was awarded the "Artist of the People of My" award of the Ivan Meštrović Museum. Marin Kaporelo graduated from the Specialist Graduate Study of Public Administration at the Faculty of Law in Split.
Previous art directors:
Branko Mihanović 2016 - 2022
Ivana Kocelj 2013. - 2016.
Berislav Šipuš 2009 - 2012