The world-renowned French horn player and conductor Radek Baborák is one of the most original and versatile classical musicians on the Czech and international scenes. As a soloist he regularly collaborates with eminent conductors and orchestras all over the world. An important part of his career, however, has been dedicated to chamber music and it was with his own ensembles – Baborák Ensemble (whose line up mostly consists of French horn and string quartet) and its extended version, Orquestrina – that he has recorded a Piazzolla trilogy for Animal Music between 2014 and 2021. Radek Baborák has recorded the music of the famous Argentine composer in an original line up that does not include the bandoneon, the characteristic instrument of Piazzolla’s music. Radek’s innovative approach informs also his other activities: during the Covid-19 pandemic he initiated and took personal patronage over a charity collection designed to support single parents among musicians, and in the 200th anniversary season of the oldest orchestra in the Czech Republic, the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra of Mariánské Lázně, he became its chief conductor and helped to boost the orchestra’s activities.