Oboist Branko Mihanović finished the Academy of Music in Zagreb and graduated from the Freiburg Conservatory of Music in prof. Heinz Holliger’s class. He was a solo oboist in the Opera of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb and the first oboist for the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra since 1984. In 2001 he was named assistant professor of oboe at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, and in 2013 he was named professor. He has had solo shows in most European countries, China, South America, USA and had played numerous concerts with prominent Croatian and foreign orchestras. He was named director of the Opera of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb for two terms from 2005 to 2013. He was a member of expert juries of Croatian and international competitions as well as numerous chamber music ensembles such as the Zagreb Wind Trio, Musica Viva Ensemble and Acoustic Project. He has made numerous recordings for Croatia Records, Cantus, Aquaria Records, Orfej and Croatian Radio. He is the winner of the Milka Trnina professional award of the Croatian Society of Music Artists.