RADEK BABORAK - Hornist and Conductor

Born in Pardubice (Czech Republic) in 1976, Radek Baborak began his horn studies with Karel Krenka at the age of eight. He continued his training with Prof. Bedrich Tylsar (1989 – 1994) in Prague, who systematically guided him toward success.

Already by 1988, Baborak had won the first prize in the Czech Competition of Interpretation of Contemporary Music. A year later, he was the absolute winner of the International Competition "Concertino di Praga"; 1992 he won the international competition "Prague Spring" and 1993 the Radio Competition of the UNESCO. Between September 1993 and September 1994, he was awarded top prizes at international competitions in Geneva (September 1993), in Markneukirchen (May 1994) and in Munich ARD (September 1994). He also won first prize at the 1997 ARD competition with his AFFLATUS QUINTET. In addition he was awarded the Davidoff Prix 2001.

Meanwhile Baborak has gathered worldwide concert experience. He has recorded for several radio stations, has appeared in several TV broadcasts in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Japan and in the Czech Republic. Concerts in Tokyo, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Lyon and other cities with famous orchestras i.e. Symphony Orchestra of Bavarian Radio, London Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, SWF Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Cologne Radio Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, Tokyo Philharmonic, NHK Orchestra as well as with the Munich Philharmonic under Maestro James Levine have gained him worldwide recognition.

His repertory comprises the complete horn works – from virtuoso baroque and classic concertos to the great romantic works and to contemporary music (Weber, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Strauss, Gliere, Hindemith, Pauer, Marti).

Baborak is also a keen chamber musician and loves to perform recitals (horn/piano) with works by Beethoven, Danzi, Dukas, Bozza, Hindemith, Barboteu, Strauss etc. He has participated in many Festivals and has appeared in concerts and radio broadcasts with renowned colleagues such as Eduard Brunner, Emmanuel Pahud, Francois Leleux, Ingolf Turban etc. as well as with leading Vienna Philharmonic members. He was a frequent guest at the Paris Louvre chamber music series. He peforms regularly in Japan as a soloist with major orchestras as well as a chamber musicians – Maurizio Pollini project among others.

From 1996 – 2000 he was a member of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (solo horn position) and from 1998 – 2000, he succeeded Hermann Baumann as Guest Professor at the Arturo Toscanini Foundation in Italy. From 2003 he has the solo horn position with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

photo: Petra Hajska


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Wojtek Mrozek plays Mozart Clarinet Quintet  / AUDIO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5i2T32kCza0&feature=related
Wojtek Mrozek plays Weber Clarinet Quintet IV.Rondo-Allegro gracioso / AUDIO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlaptFMGlkQ&feature=BF&list=ULgpniiI2wNOY&index=10
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Wojtek Mrozek plays Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet, version with orchestra mvt 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwQaMKCuIK8                      / VIDEO
Wojtek Mrozek plays Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet, version with orchestra mvt 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZZL3QjeFuI          / VIDEO
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0l-NdgIYuk            / VIDEO
Wojtek Mrozek conductor, and his student play on the clarinet                                                C.M. v. Weber Clarinet Quintet - Rondo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwtcZbo_tlg         / VIDEO