Chief Conductor – Bamberg Symphony
Music Director Designate – Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Music Director from 2025)
Principal Guest Conductor – Czech Philharmonic
Principal Guest Conductor – Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Jakub Hrůša

Born in the Czech Republic, Jakub Hrůša is Music Director Designate of The Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Music Director from 2025/26), 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. The 2019/20 season will see him return to the Berlin Philharmonic and make debuts with The Pittsburgh Symphony, Zurich Opera (a new production of the The Makropulos Case) and the Dutch National Opera (a new production for the Holland Festival of Rusalka with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra).

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Jakub Hrůša and Bamberger Symphoniker win 2023 ICMA Award

Jakub Hrůša and Bamberger Symphoniker win 2023 ICMA Award

Chief Conductor Jakub Hrůša and Bamberger Symphoniker have been honoured with the 2023 International Classical Music Award for Symphonic Music for their Deutsche Grammophon recording: Rott: Symphony No. 1 – Mahler: Blumine – Bruckner: Symphonic Prelude. ICMA writes,...

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Royal Opera House appoints Jakub Hrůša as Music Director

Royal Opera House appoints Jakub Hrůša as Music Director

The Royal Opera House today announces the appointment of Jakub Hrůša as Music Director of The Royal Opera. Hrůša will assume the position of Music Director Designate with immediate effect and will begin his tenure as Music Director in September 2025. Hrůša has...

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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’]

The Times

Jakub Hrůša led a fiery, passionate account of Bizet’s score, dripping with drama. [On Glyndebourne’s ‘Carmen’]

– Bachtrack

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Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Anna Lucia Richter, mezzo-soprano

Bamberger Symphoniker; Jakub Hrůša, conductor

Accentus Music / 2021

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