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.
He has performed as a soloist throughout Europe, in Russia, Israel and Asia, 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, pop music) and his works have been performed to great acclaim in European centres (Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Munich, Prague, Vienna, Moscow, Riga, Salzburg, Lausanne, Lisbon and St. Petersburg), also at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, in the North and South America 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.
He is currently based in Madrid (Spain) where he is studying with legendary Russian pianist and pedagogue Dmitri Bashkirov.