Jakub Hrůša, chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic, gives guest performances with the world’s leading orchestras. In October 2018, he made his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker with a Czech programme. Since then, he has performed here several times, impressing audiences with his style of interpretation, which focuses on a smooth, elastic and rich sound.
Jakub Hrůša, born in Brno in the Czech Republic in 1981, completed his conducting studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where he studied under Jiří Bělohlávek, among others. From 2009 to 2015, he was music director and chief conductor of the Prague Philharmonia, before taking over as conductor of the Bamberg Symphony in 2016. Hrůša also maintains close ties with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the orchestras in Cleveland, New York and Chicago. He has appeared regularly at the Glyndebourne Festival. He has also conducted productions at Wiener Staatsoper, the Opéra National de Paris, Oper Frankfurt, Finnish National Opera, the Royal Danish Opera, the National Theatre in Prague, and the Royal Opera House in London. Hrůša is President of the International Martinů Circle and the Dvořák Society. He was the first recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Prize of the Leoš Janáček Foundation.