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Messiaen Concert Review

Zagreb, Ljubljana / April 17, 2011D&B Duo at the MBZ 2011 - photo © Kresimir Mihelic




"...Young pianists Dubravka Vukalović and Bruno Vlahek

devoted a special attention to Messiaen's music,

both in the coordinated motoric elements

as well as in a beautiful exposure of thematic

phrases, whereby the performance was boasted

by the  right colour and time sensitivity..."

Read more (in Slovenian)



Bruno Vlahek wins the Yamaha Scholarship Award

Madrid / March 29, 2011

Bruno Vlahek won the YMFE's 2011
(Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe 2011) piano competition
held on March 29th in Madrid. Among the five finalists who have

been chosen at the prequalifications to pass to the final round,

jury unanimously awarded Bruno Vlahek with the prestigious

Yamaha scholarship which is dedicated to support

of young musicians in Europe.



Score of Ave Verum Corpus published in the UKAve Verum - Cover of published edition

Somerset, UK / February 9, 2011

The published score edition of Bruno Vlahek's Ave Verum Corpus

has just been released by British music publishing firm Recital Music

as a part of their vocal music catalogue. Except throughout United

Kingdom, scores are available for order to international buyers

through several online distributors related to Recital Music. 

More infos and order details are available here:





Bruno Vlahek proglašen Mladim glazbenikom godine

Zagreb / December 30, 2010Filharmonijski bal

Bruno Vlahek proglašen je ovogodišnjim dobitnikom

najprestižnije nagrade za mlade glazbenike u Hrvatskoj

 - nagrade za "Mladog glazbenika godine" koju dodjeljuju

Zagrebačka filharmonija i Hrvatska poštanska banka.

Nagrada mu je svečano uručena 29. prosinca na ceremoniji

u sklopu Filharmonijskog bala u Koncertnoj dvorani

Vatroslava Lisinskog u Zagrebu.

Kako stoji u obrazloženju, "...prestižni naslov

"Mladi glazbenik godine", prosudbeno je povjerenstvo

– u vrlo jakoj konkurenciji – jednoglasno dodijelilo

svestranom Bruni Vlaheku, uvažavajući njegove evidentne

dosege tijekom nekoliko prethodnih sezona i poglavito

– njegove iznimne umjetničke rezultate

ostvarene u aktualnoj 2010. godini".



Zagreb Recital Review

Zagreb / November 28, 2010


HR 3 - Croatian Radio

& Kulisa



"Artistic maturity"

"The Haydn's Sonata was glittering by energy and joy, with distinct

phrasing, accents, dynamics and ease of performance..."

"...subtle and suggestive performance with respect to each sound..."

"The program culminated by performance of Brahms' Third Sonata."

"...technical and interpretative qualities of the highest order..."

Read more (in Croatian)



Dubrovnik Concert Review

Dubrovnik / August 29, 2010© Dubrovačke ljetne igre 2010


Jutarnji list


"Pianist and composer Bruno Vlahek has prepared with his colleagues

a fantastic closing of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival."

Read more (in Croatian)



Beethoven Concerto Review

Zagreb / June 17, 2010Lisinski Hall in Zagreb




"...a full brilliance of pianistic artistry

enriched by additional depth and expressivity."

Read more (in Croatian)



Rhapsody for Bass-Clarinet published in USA


Tacoma, WA / April 4, 2010


The published edition of Bruno Vlahek's Rhapsody for Bass Clarinet and Piano has just been released by Alea Publishing & Recording - an independent firm specializing in music for the bass clarinet, based in Tacoma (Washington, USA). The scores are available for order from the following site:





Studio I to be premiered in Australia


Sydney / March 5, 2010


Bruno Vlahek's solo piano piece "Studio I" is chosen

in a strong international competition to be premiered

at the ISCM World New Music Days 2010 in Sydney (Australia).

It's performance will be a part of a project

"Momentary pleasures" for which more than 200 works from 39 countries were assessed with 22 works selected to make up the program for the final concert on Tuesday 4 May at the Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Centre Ultimo.





Bruno Vlahek wins the Scriabin Competition in Paris


Paris / February 26, 2010


At the 10th International Piano Competition "A. Scriabin" (Concours International de Piano Alexandre Scriabine)

which took place from 22th-26th February this year in Paris,

Bruno Vlahek won the first prize. The jury of which the chairman was Mikhail Voskresensky - one of the greatest figures in

today's pianistic world, awarded him also with

a special distinction "Avec félicitations".

Bruno Vlahek competed and won the first prize in the

highest category of the competition - Superieur II.




Interview for "El Librepensador"

Barcelona / February 24, 2010Palau de la Musica Catalana

After a highly successful concerts in Palau de la Musica

in Barcelona and Auditori Enric Granados in Lleida

in January 2010, Bruno Vlahek gave an interview to

Mr. Javier Montilla for the Spanish newspaper

"El Librepensador".

Read the original version here (in English)

Read the published version here (in Spanish)


Udine Recital ReviewMessaggero Veneto

Udine / January 27, 2010


Messaggero Veneto

"a stunning versatility"

"...a depth of musical thought bewitching the audiance..."

Read more (in Italian)












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