Born in Bucharest (Romania) in 1959, Horst-Hans Bäcker received his first piano lessons at the age of five from Tamas Vesmas. In 1981 he moved to Germany, where he studied composition with Professor Ludwig Werner Weiand at the Hochschule in Wuppertal, and the following year began conducting studies under the guidance of Constantin Bugeanu in Bucharest. He has received commissions from musicians and ensembles around the world, including city councils for commemorative events. In 1996 Horst-Hans Bäcker founded an orchestra which two years later became the Internationale Philharmonie, of which he was principal conductor. He has worked with numerous artists including the Amadeus Guitar Duo, The Eden-Stell Guitar Duo, the pianists Adrian Stoica and Tamas Vesmas, the pianist Katja Huhn and the panflutists Gheorghe Zamfir and Matthias Schlubeck. In 2006, the Mozart anniversary year, Horst-Hans Bäcker recorded The ZauberPANflöte with panflutist Matthias Schlubeck and the National Philharmonic of Transylvania. Horst-Hans Bäcker has been guest conductor of the National Philharmonic Banat in Timişoara since 2006.