Jakub Hrůša has received acclaim for last Friday’s performance with the San Francisco Symphony. In reviewing a performance which included Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (with soloist Karen Gomyo) and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2, critic Rebecca Wishnia writes:
“Once in a while…a guest conductor comes in…last weekend, Jakub Hrůša — who changes everything. On Friday, even Davies Hall sounded different. Everything sounded unusually immediate. And, without obvious effort, all the right things came out…Under Hrůša’s direction…the orchestra practically seemed to revere Borodin’s Symphony No. 2…Hrůša is currently Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, and I hope he in the running for musical director of S.F. Symphony.” (San Francisco Classical Voice).