Born in the Czech Republic and described by Gramophone as “on the verge of greatness”, Jakub Hrůša served as Music Director and Chief Conductor of PKF – Prague Philharmonia from 2009 to 2015, and is currently Permanent Guest Conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (TMSO).

He is a regular guest with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Stuttgart Radio Symphony (SWR), WDR Cologne, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies. Recent highlights have included debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bamberg Symphony, Vienna Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic.

In the field of opera, he has been a regular guest with the Glyndebourne Festival and Tour, conducting Carmen, The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni, La bohème and Rusalka, and served three years as Music Director of Glyndebourne On Tour. He makes his Vienna State Opera debut in 2015 (The Makropulos Case). Elsewhere, he has led productions for the Opéra National de Paris (Rusalka), Royal Danish Theatre (Boris Godunov), Finnish National Opera (Jenůfa) and Prague National Theatre (The Cunning Little Vixen; Rusalka).

As a recording artist, his releases include a critically–acclaimed live recording of Smetana’s Má vlast from the Prague Spring Festival, the Tchaikovsky and Bruch violin concertos with Nicola Benedetti and the Czech Philharmonic, and live recordings of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie, and Suk’s “Asrael” Symphony with TMSO.

Jakub Hrůša studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and is currently the President of the International Martinů Circle.


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