Ivana Kocelj was born iz Zadar in 1972. She graduated musicology at Music Academy In Zagreb.While still a student she first entered in world of public radio and television, working as a producer of the reportages for the television cultural programme and as an author and a presenter of numerous classical music program at radio channel HR3. In 1999 she became the employee at Croatian Radiotelevision at TV Classical Music Department. She produced hundreds of TV concert recordings and live events, wrote scenarios and produced seven TV music documentaries... Since 2013 she has been a host of New Year's Concert in Vienna. For 17 years she has been responsible for the Croatian participation at Eurovision Young Musicians organizing the national selections and taking the role of the HRT's Head of Delegation. She is a project manager of the Eurovision Young Musicians which will take place in Zagreb in June 2020. For the past seven years she has served as a Head of Music Department managing four radio ensembles at HRT.