Chief Conductor – Bamberg Symphony
Principal Guest Conductor – Philharmonia Orchestra
Principal Guest Conductor – Czech Philharmonic
Born in the Czech Republic, Jakub Hrůša is Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic.
He is a frequent guest with many of the world’s greatest orchestras, and in addition to his titled positions enjoys close relationships with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, The Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. The 2018/19 season will see him make debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, Orchestre de Paris and NHK Symphony.
Jakub Hruša’s sensational conducting reinforces the vivacity and stylishness: the London Philharmonic sound brilliantly effervescent under his baton and a score too often taken for granted comes thrillingly alive. [On Glyndebourne’s ‘Carmen’]
Jakub Hrůša will return to conduct the Cleveland Orchestra in November 2019. Their previous collaborations have received acclaim from audiences and the press. Sam Jacobson, writing in Bachtrack, praises conductor and orchestra’s “incandescent chemistry”...read more
Jakub Hrůša conducted the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and violinist Joshua Bell at the BBC Proms on 20 July. The programme featured Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor, with Bell; and Smetana’s Má vlast. Richard Morrison writes in The Times, “So far I have...read more
Jakub Hrůša has received acclaim for last Friday's performance with the San Francisco Symphony. In reviewing a performance which included Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (with soloist Karen Gomyo) and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2, critic Rebecca Wishnia writes: “Once...read more