The Best Possible Combination
DÌ_rkHornsÛª D3 Radek BaborÌÁk Signature Series
DÌ_rkHorns and Radek BaborÌÁk are joining forces to take horn building and design to a new level. Individually configured, tested by one of the best horn players in the world and deemed excellent, certified and autographedÛ_ who wouldnÛªt be proud to own such a horn?
Radek BaborÌÁk began to play the horn at the age of 8 and only 4 years later won the Radio Concertino Praga Competition. After playing with a number of orchestras in his native Czech Republic, he came to Germany, where he has held the solo horn position with such renowned orchestras as the Munich Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic. He has also appeared as a soloist with the London Philharmonic, the Mozarteum, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, just to name a few.
Dietmar DÌ_rkÛªs motto has always been, ÛÏFor us, good is simply not good enough.ÛÏ After completing his apprenticeship at the ÛÏMusik AlexanderÛ company in Mainz, he passed his Master Craftsman exams with honors thus fulfilling the requirements for opening his own brass instrument workshop. In 1999 he channelled his passion into producing his own line of horns and within no time the name DÌ_rkHorns became synonymous worldwide with quality, service, and precision craftsmanship.
When testing Dietmar DÌ_rkÛªs horns last year, BaborÌÁk found the D3 particularly to his liking. ÛÏWith this instrument, I could play a concert immediately ÛÒ even tonight,Û he declared in amazement. Similar to the principal of the Viennese F horn, D3 components are individually selected to complement each other perfectly. BaborÌÁk tested several different lead pipes, corpuses and bells until he had chosen the parts to put together his ideal horn. He loved the idea of testing and evaluating different combinations of components in ÛÏreal timeÛ and then assembling them according to his own unique taste and style. And thus the DÌ_rHorns Radek BaborÌÁk Signature Series was born.
Each DÌ_rk D3 is individually manufactured and configured. All conical parts, including the lead pipe, handhammered bell and specially treated bell tail, are constructed from folded sheet metal with uniform wall thickness for evenness of overtones and response. It is the density of material achieved by hand hammering that above all has such a great effect on the tone quality and immediacy of response. BaborÌÁk collaborates with DÌ_rk to configure each Signature Series horn, personally testing it for ease of playing, intonation, response, timbre, resistance and projection, and instilling it with a bit of his own essence. The horn is then certified, enhanced with an extended, even more comprehensive DÌ_rkHorns Service Pass, and engraved with Radek BaborÌÁkÛªs own signature.
ÛÏI have total confidence in this collaboration,ÛÏ said Radek BaborÌÁk of his venture with Dietmar DÌ_rk. ÛÏBoth of us will learn and profit a lot from our work together ÛÒ and not only the two of us, but all horn players worldwide who will have the opportunity to play these horns!Û
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