Radek Baboak was born in the Czech Republic in 1976. He started playing the horn at the age of eight and from 1989 he studied under professor Bedrich Tylsar with outstanding results at the Prague Conservatory. In 1994 he won the prestigious ARD International Music Competition (Internationalen Musikwettbewerbs der ARD Munchen) and gained international recognition with excellent reviews, describing him as "a prodigy" whose performance displayed "perfection" and a "beautifully soft tonality".
Since, Radek Baboak has been active in performances in Europe and in the United States. Having a strong relationship with top class conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Daniel Barenboim and James Levine, he has performed with them and with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, WDR Sinfonieorchester Koln, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munchner Philharmoniker (Munich Philharmonic Orchestra) and the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra. Despite his young age, he is well known for his outstanding technique and mature music. His wide repertoire includes Telemann, Hayden to Mozart, Strauss, Saint-Saens, and contemporary music, while he constantly continues to widen his repertoire.
Radek Baboak has performed as a horn soloist successive times for the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic. In addition he has performed with orchestras internationally starting from the Saito Kinen Orchestra and the Mito Chamber Orchestra.
While performing as a soloist with international orchestras, he has also started his activity in chamber music with the Afflatus Quintet, a wind quintet formed with fellow musicians from his Czech Philharmonic Orchestra period and collaborates with renowned musicians such as Francois Leleux and Emanuel Pahud.
The horn maestro Hermann Baumann, respected by Baborak, commented, "His performance takes us to the festive atmosphere of the 18th century. His charming and sensitive tone resonates with extreme comfort to the ear. His performance, with its delicate and rich expression succeeds in maximizing the potential of the instrument and his interpretation creates a natural force and untainted simplicity.
The instrument he is currently playing is "Alexander 103".