Radovan Vlatkovic / horn
One of the leading instrumentalists of his generation, Radovan Vlatković has travelled the globe performing extensively as a soloist and popularising the horn as a recording artist and teacher. Born in Zagreb, Vlatković is the recipient of many first prizes, including the Premio Ancona in 1979 and the ARD 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 Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin under Maestros Riccardo Chailly and Vladimir Ashkenazy, and in 1998 he became Horn Professor at the renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg. Since 2000 he holds the Horn Chair “Canon” at the “Queen Sofia” School in Madrid. Radovan Vlatković has appeared as a soloist with many distinguished orchestras including the Bavarian, BBC, and City of Birmingham symphony orchestras, the orchestras of Berne, Basel, Zürich, Lyon and Strasbourg, Rotterdam Philharmonie, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields and Tokyo Metropolitan, Mozarteum Orchestra, Adelaide and Melbourne Orchestras. Vlatković has given world premieres of works by Elliott Carter, Sofia Gubaidulina, Heinz Holliger and several Croatian composers who have written concertos for him. He has received the German Critics Award for several of his discs, which have been released by the EMI, DECCA, Philips, Deutsche Grammophon labels, amongst others.