Jakub Hrůša has been named Conductor of the Year in the 2023 OPUS KLASSIK awards. He is honored for his recording of Hans Rott: Symphony No.1 with the Bamberg Symphony for Deutsche Grammophon. Hrůša’s recording with the orchestra of which he has been Chief Conductor since 2016 is full of energy and depth, and sheds a vital new light on an important work from a groundbreaking composer enjoying a worthy rediscovery.

BBC Music Magazine writes, “Since [the symphony’s] disinterring in 1989, there have been some fine recordings, but surely none more persuasive than this. Jakub Hrůša plainly loves the score and strives to characterise its every detail, drawing lovely playing from the Bamberg Symphony.”

Winners of the prestigious German award are selected by a specialist jury whose members represent the music and media industries. The award will be presented during a ceremony at the Berlin Konzerthaus on 8 October.

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Photo: Jakub Hrůša – Marian Lenhard