Radovan Vlatkovic, O.Univ.Prof.

University Professor in Horn

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Prof. Radovan Vlatkovic

Radovan Vlatkovic was born in 1962 in Zagreb. At the age of six, when he was in the United States for two years, he received his first horn lessons.  Later he studied at the academy of music in his home town and also at the North-West German Academy of Music in Detmold, where he graduated with distinction.


While still a student Radovan Vlatkovic was a prize-winner at the International Horn Competition in Liège in Belgium, at the 12th Yugoslavian Music Competition, and at the International Competition Premio Ancona in Italy. A particular distinction was winning first prize at the International ARD Competition in Munich in 1983, which had not been awarded in the horn section for 14 years.


Radovan Vlatkovic then embarked on a remarkable career. As a soloist he travels to almost all European countries, to America, Canada and Mexico, Israel, the Middle East and East Africa, Japan and Australia. He has played with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Camerata Salzburg, in Japan with the Yomjuri Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra.


Radovan Vlatkovic was principal horn soloist in the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin from 1982 to 1990. He left the orchestra so that he could concentrate on his solo career. In 1992 he was appointed as professor of horn at the State Academy of Music and Performing Art in Stuttgart. He has taught as professor at the University Mozarteum Salzburg since 1998.

Due to his great versatility Radovan Vlatkovic has built up a particularly broad repertoire, ranging from Baroque music to music of the 20th century. For EMI Classics, together with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate, he has recorded all the horn concertos by  W. A. Mozart and Richard Strauss. His recording of the Mozart horn concertos received the German Record Critics’ Award.