Branko Mihanović, an oboist, has been the artistic director of the Osor Musical Evenings since 2016.
He graduated from the Music Academy in Zagreb and the University of Music Freiburg in the class of Professor Heinz Holliger. He was a solo oboist with the Croatian National Theater Opera in Zagreb and, from 1984, a principal oboist with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2001, he became an associate professor of oboe at the Music Academy in Zagreb, and then a Full Professor in 2013. He served two terms (from 2005 to 2013) as manager of the Croatian National Theater Opera in Zagreb.
He has performed solo in most European countries, China, South America and the United States, and has held numerous concerts with leading Croatian and international orchestras. He was a member of juries in national and international competitions and a member of numerous chamber ensembles such as the Zagreb Woodwind Trio, Zagreb Wind Orchestra, Musica Viva Ensemble and Acoustic Project. He produced many recordings for Croatia Records, Cantus, Aquarius Records, Orfej and the Croatian Radio. He is the winner of the Milka Trnina professional award of the Croatian Society of Musical Artists.