Gina Picinic, known as
the "Croatian Sensation", is originally from Susak,
Croatia, but has resided in the United
since 1994. She is most known for her specific tone
of voice, as well as her vibrato.
The "Croatian Celine
Dion" debuted in the Croatian Children's Festival in
New York, at the age of 14. At this festival she met
her producer, Andrej Baša,who
presented her the chance to pursue her dream as a
singer on his festival, MIK (Melodies of Istria &
In 2002, her song
(Susak Town) went to the airwaves to become
the "anthem" of her home island. The following year
she competed at Dora, the largest competition for
Eurovision, where she came in fourth place. The same
year she won for the best vocal interpretation at
the Croatian Youth Festival in New York. In the
Summer, with the song Da mi je s tobun
prošećat (If Only I Could Walk with
You), Gina broke the record on the Croatian radio
stations, having two hit singles on the top chart.
In June 2004, Gina won the award for Best Teen
Soloist at the New York International Music
Festival. She performed in the Split Festival in
Split, Croatia in 2005 and 2006, winning fourth
Gina also dedicated her
time and talent to organizations and fundraisers
like I.M.A.S. (Islands Medical Assistance Society),
usually held in March, to help raise money for
dialysis patients in Croatia and for improvements in
medical services for people on small islands,
including her native Susak.
Gina Picinic drawa fans
internationally, from Europe (Italy, Germany,
Switzerland) to North America (Canada and the United
States), even though her songs are sung in Croatian.
In 2007 Gina returned from MIK Festival with the No.
1 "Croatian Song of the Year" Barka lipog imena
(Beautifully Named Boat).
Gina is currently
majoring in English and Music. Her hobbies consist
of drawing, attending Broadway shows and concerts at
Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. She also
enjoys going to museums and galleries.