His parents picked out the instrument for him and thus Christophe Horak began playing the violin at the age of four. Later he studied with Yfrah Neaman at London’s Guildhall School of Music, in whose symphony orchestra he played first violin for five years. In 1995 he became deputy Konzertmeister of the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
A scholarship with the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker followed from 2000-02, during which time he was prepared for his professional orchestral activity by Toru Yasunaga and Axel Gerhardt. His chamber-music involvement includes the »Swiss of the Berlin Philharmonic«.