Pianist and composer, Bruno Vlahek, was born in 1986 in Zagreb (Croatia). He graduated from the Zagreb Academy of Music as one of the youngest piano students ever, and subsequently won international scholarships to study in Lausanne, Cologne and Madrid. At Cologne University he studied composition with T.Claus and J.Fritsch. In 2011 he won the prize for the best piano student at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid (class of Dmitri Bashkirov) from hands of the Queen of Spain.
He has performed as a soloist throughout Europe, in Asia, Africa, South America, Russia and Israel, at leading international music festivals and venues, won the A.Scriabin Piano Competition (Paris, 2010) and R.Vines Piano Competition (Lleida, 2008), and was laureate of the 6th China Shanghai International Piano Competition in 2012.
Bruno Vlahek has composed in many genres (orchestral, chamber, solo, choral and vocal music) with special emphasis on chamber and sacred music. His works have been performed to great acclaim in European centres (Amsterdam, Berlin, Cambridge, Munich, Prague, Vienna, London, Moscow, Salzburg, Lisbon, Riga, St. Petersburg), in the North and South America, China, South Korea and at the ISCM's World New Music Days 2010 in Sydney, Australia. In 2012 he won the first prize at the XXXIII International Competition for Organ Works "Cristobal Halffter" in Spain. His works have been published in United Kingdom and USA.
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