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, “In his very short life, Hans Rott wrote only one symphony – and was nearly forgotten after his death in 1884. Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberger Symphoniker didn’t exactly rediscover Rott’s symphony in E major – others recorded it before – but their interpretation is so convincing that we can say that no one else has advocated Rott’s music as profoundly as the performers on this recording. Works by Bruckner and Mahler, who both admired Rott’s work, complete this superb CD.”

The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) are selected by an international and independent jury of music and music industry experts. The awards recognise creativity, imagination in choice of repertoire and artistic excellence. The winners will be celebrated during on 21 April at the Award Ceremony Gala held at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław, Poland.