Jakub Hrůša made his BBC Proms debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, rounding off a spectacular season of debuts with the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra.
Jakub’s inaugural season as Bamberg Symphony’s Chief Conductor, the 2016/17 season also saw Jakub appointed Principal Chief Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra from 2017/18.
Prom 56: The Bohemian Reformation featured an all-Czech programme, including works by Smetana, Martinů, Dvořák, Janáček and Suk, and Jakub’s debut has been critically acclaimed by the press.
See below for a round up of the press coverage from the concert.
“Hrůša’s muscular drive, allied to utter focus and a care for colour which echoes that of his late, lamented teacher Jiří Bělohlávek, kept it all wondrously alive.” – The Arts Desk
“[Hrůša has] inarguable taste and intuition… Hrůša lends a definition to sublime performance for this current era.” – Bachtrack
“the rising Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša instilled such passion into the BBC Symphony Orchestra that an evening of rarities made a thrilling impression.” – The Times
“Tremendous… spine-tingling” – MusicOMH
“one of the most exciting conductors around… Definitely a conductor to follow.” – Classical Iconoclast