Berlin Phil principal horn is chief conductor in MarienbadUncategorized
The international horn player Radek Baborak has taken over as principal conductor of the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Mariánské Lázně, also known as Marienbad.
Just 18 when he was chosen as principal horn of the Czech Philharmonic, he went on to play four years in the Munich Phil, two in the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and, from 2002 to 2011, was principal horn player of the Berlin Philharmonic.
He’s now 44 and ready for a new challenge. ‘This orchestra has a tiny office, no dramaturg or PR. The budget is so low that if additional administrative staff were to be paid, there would be no salaries for musicians,’ he tells operaplus.cz.