For his achievements he was awarded ny Honorary Diploma from the hands of Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain.
Big impact on Bruno’s piano career were the contacts he had with artists such as Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Masaaki Suzuki and Gábor Takács-Nagy.
He regularly appears as a recitalist and soloist with leading orchestras in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Russia and Israel – in prestigious concert venues such as Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Mozarteum Salzburg, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Shanghai Concert Hall or Seoul Arts Centre. He performed at the festivals such as Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Busoni Festival in Bolzano, Music Biennale Zagreb, Verano de Palma de Mallorca, Dar Smile Music Festival in Tanzania, Greta Erikson’s Festival in Sweden and the Vladimir Spivakov’s Festival in Moscow among others. In 2012 he was invited to take part at the famous Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland. He toured China three times and performed in some of the country’ finest venues to great critical acclaim. He will return to China again in the season 2015/2016. His performances were broadcasted worldwide on TV and radio stations such as British BBC 3, Dutch NPO Radio 4, Spanish Catalunya Ràdio or Radio Suisse Romande, for which he recorded Saint-Saëns’ 2nd Piano Concerto with Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He collaborated with conductors and chamber music partners such as Leopold Hager, Milan Horvat, Jaime Martín, Pascal Rophé, Alexander Ghindin, Cyprien Katsaris and Viktor Tretyakov. He performs with great success with pianist Dubravka Vukalović as D&B Piano Duo. In 2013 they were prizewinners of the 1st International Competition for piano four-hands in Monte-Carlo.
He is also active as a concert organist and composer. He has written more than 40 orchestral, chamber, solo and choral works of various genres, mostly characterized by neoclassical form and expression, often combined with idioms of jazz and popular music. In significant number of his compositions is shown special interest for sacred music. His music has been performed on five continents in cities such as New York, Chicago, London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Cambridge, Lisbon, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Seoul or Singapore, and at the ISCM’s World New Music Days 2010 in Sydney (Australia). In December 2012 he won the first prize at the XXXIII International Composition Competition for Organ Works “Cristóbal Halffter” in Spain. His works have been awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and have been published in United Kingdom and USA.
Bruno Vlahek is currently appointed professor at the Katarina Gurska Superior Conservatory in Madrid.