The conductor and horn player Ondřej Vrabec (1979) is a graduate of Prague Conservatoire (horn – prof. B. Tylšar, conducting – prof. V. Válek, H. Farkač, M. Němcová, M. Košler) and of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (conducting - prof. R. Eliška, J. Bělohlávek, F. Vajnar and others). Ondřej Vrabec regularly cooperates with the majority of Czech professional orchestras and he has held the title of Assistant Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Vrabec has worked with orchestras such as Japan Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic and Denmark National Symphony Orchestra. In 2007, he ranked the 4th place in the Prague Spring International Conducting Competition. In 2015, he was a finalist of the Tokio International Conducting Competition and gained an honorary mention. He created an extensive sound recording library for Czech Radio and several Gramophone titles.