Boštjan Lipovšek was born into a musical family which over the years produced quite a few horn players. His first mentors were his brother and father; he then continued his studies at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana in the class of prof. Jože Falout, where he also completed his postgraduate studies. His musical skills were later upgraded in the class of Radovan Vlatković at the Salzburg Mozarteum. During his studies in Ljubljana he received the Prešeren Student Award for Strauss' first horn concerto, which he performed together with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. He then became the solo horn player of the orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed under the direction of renowned conductors, such as Anton Nanut, Uroš Lajovic, Marko Letonja, En Shao, David de Villiers, S. Pelegrino Amato, Gary Brain, Amy Anderson, Yakov Kreizberg, Sian Edwards and many others.
As a guest horn soloist, he has performed with the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra in Brussels, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, as well as the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He still regularly collaborates with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Camerata Salzburg.
In 1999 he became assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, where he now works as tenured professor and guides many students. In 2005 he accepted the post of assistant professor at the Zagreb Academy of Music. In 2008 Boštjan Lipovšek received the Prešeren Fund Award.