Radek Baborak

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Radek Baborak was born in Pardubice, Czech Republic , in 1976. He won the International Music Competition of the ARD Munich, praised for his “beautiful and warm sounds,” “perfect performance,” and as a “horn prodigy,” drawing attention around the world. Since then, he has been actively performing at various venues in Europe, America and Asia. Radek Baborak has served as solo hornist for the Czech Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, and Berlin Philharmonic. He has been highly trusted by prestigious conductors, such as Ozawa Seiji, Daniel Barenboim, Simon Rattle, and James Levine. Babora?Lk has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, WDR Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Swiss Romande Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg.
In recent years he has been very active as a conductor. He and his orchestra Czech Sinfonietta were invited by music festivals held in various venues in Czech Republic. Baborak has released CDs performing Hyden and Mozart. He has made guest orchestra appearances in Berlin and other cities in Europe, and in Japan he has performed with the Mito Chamber Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. Baborak served as principal guest conductor for the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra for three years from 2018. In 2021, he was appointed the principal conductor for the West Bohemia Symphony Orchestra. With Mito Chamber Orchestra, Baborak conducted in its regular concerts in 2017, 2018 and 2019, winning laurels.