Jakub Hrůša has been announced as Principal Guest Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra alongside Santtu-Matias Rouvali from the 2017/18 season.

Of the announcement, Hrůša said:

“The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of my absolutely favourite musical ensembles worldwide. Every single concert we have experienced together since my debut in 2011 has been special in all aspects – the programming, the atmosphere and, most of all, the quality of the music-making. I feel truly honoured that I can become a member of this remarkable artistic institution under the inspiring leadership of Esa-Pekka Salonen. To become Principal Guest Conductor and to be in regular touch with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s musicians, and the whole team around, as well as with its public, is definitely one of my dreams come true.”

In addition to his new role with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša is also Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, Permanent Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra – and as a guest conductor his engagements this season include appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra.

His next appearance with the Philharmonia Orchestra is on April 6th at the Royal Festival Hall, in a programme that includes Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto – click here for tickets and more information.

More information about the Philharmonia’s announcement can be found at philharmonia.co.uk

Photo credit: Marina Vidor / Philharmonia Orchestra