Jakub Hrůša is one of the most active and influential representatives of Czech music and the Czech school of conducting around the world. He regularly guest conducts leading orchestras in Europe and the USA. At present, he is the chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and chief guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra. From 2009 to 2015 he served as the music director and chief conductor of the Prague Philharmonia. His most important recent engagements include his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre de Paris, and he has received repeated invitations to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Maestro Hrůša has an equal affinity for the concert repertoire and for opera. Besides conducting at the National Theatre in Prague, he also guest conducts regularly at the Glyndebourne FestivMore: London’s Royal Opera, the Finnish National Opera, the Opéra national de Paris, and the Frankfurt Opera. For his recording of compositions by Dvořák and Martinů and for his DVD recording of the opera Vanessa from the festival at Glyndebourne, he recently won a BBC Music Magazine Award. His active interest in the composer Josef Suk, Antonín Dvořák’s son-in-law, is reflected in his activity at this year’s Dvořák Prague Festival and in the season of the Czech Philharmonic. Currently, his priority recording project is Suk’s complete orchestral works.