Bruno Vlahek awarded in Israel

place: Israel
Young pianist Bruno Vlahek has been rewarded with Pnina Salzman 2011 Award as the best participant of the International Summer Piano Academy Tel Hai in Israel.

Vlahek gave a concert on 18th of August for the final celebration ofthis respectful piano event, that gathered around 80 selected international pianiss from around the world.

Bruno Vlahek is a prominent young multitalented musician whose constantly growing versatile career is being successfully divided between piano playing and composing. He was born 1986 in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, where he received his first musical education at the age of 9. Just two years later, he already won the first prize at the Pinerolo International Piano Competition in Italy and became subsequently an absolute winner of his native country's national competitions held in Dubrovnik in 1999 and 2001.

At the age of 14, he got under guidance of Vladimir Krpan in whose class he graduated piano as one of the youngest students in history of the Zagreb Music Academy. For his achievements, he was awarded by Rector's Award of the University in Zagreb. Having won the scholarships of Swiss Confederation and later of the German DAAD, he moved abroad and finished postgraduate studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Lausanne with Jean-François Antonioli and at the Cologne University of Music where his teachers were Vassily Lobanov (piano), Tilmann Claus and Johannes Fritsch (composition and improvisation). From 2010/11, he is studying with legendary Russian pianist and pedagogue Dmitri Bashkirov at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid as a scholarship holder of the Spanish Foundation Albéniz.

He also received master lessons from artists such as Homero Francesch, Felix Gottlieb, Hartmut Höll, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg and Jean-Bernard Pommier. Read more

(D.H., 19.08.2011)