Radovan Vlatković, Croatia

Radovan Vlatković has travelled the globe performing as a soloist and popularising the horn as a recording artist and teacher. 

He is the recipient of many first prizes, including the Premio Ancona in 1979 and the ARD International Music Competition in Munich in 1983 – the first to be awarded to a horn player for fourteen years.

From 1982 until 1990 he served as principal horn with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin (now the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (German Symphony Orchestra Berlin)) under the Maestros Riccardo Chailly and Vladimir Ashkenazy. From 1992 to 1998 he held the post of horn professor at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. 1998 he became Horn Professor at the renowned Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Since 2000 he has held the horn chair “Canon” at the Reina Sofía School of Music in Madrid.

Radovan Vlatković has appeared as soloist with many symphony and chamber orchestras, including the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR (Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra), BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg (Mozarteum Orchestra), the orchestras of Bern, Basel and Zürich, Orchestre National de Lyon, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra. 

He performs regularly with András Schiff, Heinz Holliger, Elmar Schmid and Klaus Thunemann. Very much in demand as chamber musician, Radovan Vlatković has performed at many festivals, including Gidon Kremer’s Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival, “December Nights of Sviatoslav Richter” in Moscow, Oleg Kagan and Natalia Gutman’s Music Festival Kreuth and András Schiff’s Mondsee, Vicenza and Ittingen Festivals.