Boštjan LIPOVŠEK is principal horn of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. His first musical tutors were his father and his brother. He studied under Jože Falout at the University of Ljubljana Academy of Music, where he earned an undergraduate degree, completed his MA, and subsequently taught. He went on to study under Radovan Vlatkovic at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has performed with Slovenian Radio Symphony Ljubljana, the Slovene Philharmonic Orchestra, and most of the leading orchestras in former Yugoslavia. As guest principal horn player, he has worked with many distinguished orchestras, like the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Opera La Monnaie in Brussels, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and the Australian Chamber Orchestra. He has been frequently hired to perform and tour with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Ivan Fisher. As a soloist, Boštjan Lipovšek has performed alongside such conductors as Anton Nanut, Uroš Lajovic, En Shao, Yakov Kreizberg, and Sian Edwards. He won the international Competition of Porcia, Italy and was awarded the Prešeren Prize from the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia (2008). He has been teaching at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana since 1998, and at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia, since 1995.