Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared several times on television and given recitals at international festivals worldwide. At the ARD-Competition in Munich 1997 he performed with the Afflatus Quintet, winning first prize in the brass category. He was only 18 when he was appointed principal horn of the Czech Philharmonic. From 1996 to 2000 he was principal horn player of the Munich Philharmonic, from 2000 to 2002 he was principal horn of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and from 1998 to 2000 guest professor of the Fondazione Arturo Toscanini in succession to Hermann Baumann. From 2002 to 2011 he was principal horn player of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Radek Baborák is currently a freelance player. He has a very large repertoire,including orchestral works with solo horn by Weber, Schumann, Saint-Saens, Strauss, Gliere, Paur and Marti, and chamber and solo works by Beethoven, Danzi, Ducas, Bozza, Hindemith, Barboteu and many others. He has arranged Bach’s solo cello suites for Horn, and on one memorable occasion at a concert in Teplice in 1998, entertained an audience with one of his Bach arrangements when the concert was delayed because the lights went out, due to testing the power supply in preparation for the Teplice-Sparta football match the following day. Honours Radek Baborák has received many honours. These include: Winner of International Competition Prague Spring (1992) Winner of International Radio Competition of UNESCO (1993) Second prize in Geneva 1993 (first prize was not awarded) First prize at the ARD-Competition, Munchen (1994) First prize at the International Instrumental Competition, Markneukirchen (1994) Grammy Classic Award of the Czech Republic (1995) Davidoff Prize 2001 Mostly Classic Award 2002 External links http://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/berliner-philharmoniker/the-orchestra/musician/musiker/radek-baborak/ http://www.musica.cz/static/baborak/index.html http://www.art-productions.com/kuenstler/baborak/2.html References 1.
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