Radovan Vlatkovic

Radovan Vlatkovic was 1st solo hornist with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin from 1982-1990. He left the orchestra to devote himself entirely to soloist tasks. In 1992 he was appointed professor at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart. Since 1998 he has been teaching at the Mozarteum University. As a result of his varied activities, Radovan Vlatkovic can today draw on a particularly wide-ranging repertoire that extends from Baroque music to the 20th century.
Radovan Vlatkovic (*1962 in Zagreb) received his first horn lessons at the age of six during a two-year stay in the United States. He later studied at the music academy in his hometown and at the Northwest German Music Academy in Detmold, where he graduated with distinction. Even as a student, Vlatkovic was a prizewinner at the International Horn Competition in Liège, Belgium, at the 12th Yugoslav Music Competition and at the International Competition "Premio Ancona" in Italy. A special award was the 1st prize at the international ARD competition in Munich in 1983, after it had not been awarded in the horn subject for 14 years.  As a soloist he has traveled to almost every country in Europe, America, Canada and Mexico, Israel, the Middle East and East Africa, Japan and Australia. Among others he played with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra London, English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Camerata Academica of the Mozarteum, in Japan with the Yomjuri Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Vlatkovic has recorded all the horn concertos by WA Mozart and Richard Strauss for the EMI Classics record company together with the English Chamber Orchestra under Jeffrey Tate. His recording of the Mozart Horn Concertos was awarded the German Record Critics' Prize.