Vlatko Nushev was born in 1981 in Delcevo, North Macedonia, and studied percussion and timpani at the Academy of Music in Skopje. He is a member of the orchestra of the North Macedonian Opera and Ballet, and an associate professor at the Academy of Music in Skopje. He is a member of the ‘ConTempora’ contemporary music ensemble and also plays popular music. Since 1992 he has been a member of several bands as a composer, arranger and producer.
As a percussionist he has been awarded numerous prizes at national and international competitions, including the Yamaha Scholarship (2001), the Jean Bernard Beauchamp Prize at the 2001 International Music and Earth Competition in Sofia, first prize at the 41st National Competition in Skopje (2003), second prize at the 2001 Music and Earth Competition and the Dobri Paliev and Siegfried Fink Award for best performance in Sofia, Bulgaria, in 2001.