First invitation to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande: 6 February 2002
The horn player and conductor Radek Baborák is one of the most outstanding musical personalities on the international classical music scene. Since his debut as a soloist in 1989, he has collaborated with many world orchestras (Berlin Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Mito Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Tokyo) with leading conductors (Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Neeme Järvi). His chamber music collaborations include projects with Martha Argerich, András Schiff, Yefim Bronfman, Daniel Barenboim, Emmanuel Pahud, Sergei Nakariakov, Richard Galliano.
After 8 years as principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, enriched by extensive experience in chamber music and concerts as a soloist, Radek Baborák embarked on a conducting career in 2008. This decision follows in the tradition of instrumentalists who have decided to realize their dreams and artistic ambitions by embarking on a conducting career. Barobák is supported by his mentor, Daniel Barenboim, whose assistant he was with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist and participated in concerts of the Pierre Boulez Intercontemporary Orchestra and has worked as a teacher at the Barenboim -Said Akademie in Berlin.