Jakub Hrůša and Bamberger Symphoniker have won the 2022 International Classical Music Award (ICMA) for Symphonic Music for their recording of Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (3 versions) (Accentus Music). The prestigious awards are selected by an international jury from leading classical media. The awards were bestowed during a gala concert streamed live from the Philharmonie Luxembourg Thursday, 21 April, where Hrůša conducted the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg in a performance of Dvořák’s Carnival Overture.
The ICMA writes: “Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 has never been presented as lavishly on CD than in this four-CD set. Bamberger Symphoniker under the baton of Jakub Hrůša have recorded all three existing versions plus alternative movements and fragments of this monumental symphony. The listeners are very well served by these recordings and the most rewarding of them all is undoubtedly the 1874 version which has never been heard in a more fresh and colourful, imaginative, and richly blossoming performance than in this one under Jakub Hrůša. The recorded sound is also exceptional.”