Born in 1974, Penk studied between 1988-1994 at the Conservatoire in Prague with Prof. Josef Šimek, and later at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague in the trombone classes of Profs. Miloslav Hejda and Zdeněk Pulec.
Since 1996 he has been the Principal Trombone at the PKF – Prague Philharmonia and from 2007 a member of the Prague Symphony Orchestra FOK, with whom he was the soloist in the Don Quijote Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra by Juraj Filas. On top of that, he is also involved in other chamber ensembles, such as the Prague Brass Collegium, and Czech Brass – a seven-member ensemble of the most sought- after brass players who are frequently invited to give concerts and to prestigious festivals at home, and mostly abroad.
He regularly collaborates with foremost world productions, for example by James Fitzpatrick, Carl Davis and Nick Rain, who specialise in recording film music. Historically informed performance is also one of his long-term interests. He collaborates with leading Czech and international early music ensembles, including Collegium 1704, Musica Florea, Musica Eterna, Musica Regia and Ensemble Inégal. He is also a member of the Solistes Européens Luxembourg orchestra, which assembles soloists and top orchestra players from all over the world.
Since 2020 he has been a pedagogue at the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.