Already as student Vlatcovic carried prizes at the International Horn
Competition in Liége, Belgien, at the 12th Yugoslavien Music
Competition and at the International Competition ""Premo Ancona"" in
Italy. Especially noteworthy was being awarded the First Prize at the
ARD International Competition in Munich in 1983 Š the prize had not
been awarded in hornplaying for 14 years.
The career that followed is remarkable. As soloist he travelled
most of the European continent, America, Canada, Mexico, Israel, the
Near East, East Africa, Japan and Australia. Among his appearances he
played with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin, the Bavarian Radio
Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony Orchestra London, English Chamber
Orchestra, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Camerata Academica
des Mozarteums, in Japan with the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
Metropolitan Orchestra and the NHK Symphony Orchestra.
From 1982-1990 Radovan Vlatkovic was the principal horn at the
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. He left the Orchestra to devote
himself fully to solo works. In 1992 he accepted a professorship at
the ""Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst"" at
Since 1998 he is professor at the ""Mozarteum"" in Salzburg. Based
on his broad experience, Radovan Vlatkovic has access to an especially
wide repertoire reaching from the Baroque period to the 20th century.
For EMI Classics he has recorded, together with the English Chamber
Orchestra under Jeffrey Tate, all the Concertos for Horn by W.A.
Mozart and Richard Strauss. His recording of the Mozart Concertos for
Horn was awarded the Prize German Recording Critics Prize.