Jakša Zlatar graduated from Zagreb University in piano (Music Academy under professor Ladislav Šaban), as well as in psychology and sociology (Faculty of Arts and Letters). He got an MA in piano. Professor Zlatar also received further training at the S. Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He is a professor of piano and piano teaching methods at music academies in Zagreb and Ljubljana.
Apart from being a performing artist, Mr. Zlatar has held seminars on piano teaching and has been a member of juries at international piano competitions. He has also written two textbooks on piano teaching methods, and numerous essays on the history of piano playing. He is Artistic director of the Croatian Youth Music Scene and the vice-president of EPTA-Croatia. He has won several awards which the award “Svetislav Stančić” stand out.