Ladislav Horák (*1966) is a graduate of the Prague Conservatory and the West Bohemia University. While still a student, he won the national competition in Hořovice (1990) and garnered successes at international competitions in Andorra, Italy and Spain (1987–1990). He performs as a soloist, chamber player and accompanied by orchestras – the Seongnam Seoul orchestra (Korea) with conductor Gum Nanse, Eskisehir municipal orchestra (Turkey) with conductor Patrick Souillet, the Prague Symphony Orchestra with conductor Libor Pešek, Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc with conductor Peter Vronský, Prague Philharmonia, Prague Chamber Orchestra, Suk Chamber Orchestra, Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra (USA), Fisorchestra Marchigiana (Italy). He has regularly appeared at prestigious festivals in America, Asia and throughout Europe. He is a champion of and has given premieres of pieces by contemporary Czech and foreign composers, which he has recorded for Czech and international radio stations (Czech Radio, Klassikradio Germany, Classical WQED USA). His label Edition Rondo Prague has released a dozen CDs. Since the 1990s, he has taught at the Prague Conservatory, since 2005 he has been its Vice-director.