Jakub Hrůša is one of the most active and influential representatives of Czech music culture 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 Rome’s Santa Cecilia Orchestra. From 2009 to 2015 he served as the music director and chief conductor of the Prague Philharmonia. His most important recent engagements include repeated invitations to conduct the the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Opéra national de Paris, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.He regularly performs at the BBC Proms and he debuts at Salzburg festival. Maestro Hrůša has an equal affinity for the concert repertoire and for opera. He guest conducts regularly at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Vienna State Opera, London’s Royal Opera, and the Frankfurt Opera and the special projects at the Czech opera houses. 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 Awards. His active interest in the composer Josef Suk, Antonín Dvořák’s son-in-law, was reflected in his activity at last year’s Dvořák Prague Festival and in the season of the Czech Philharmonic. Currently, his priority recording project is Suk’s complete orchestral works. Common feature of all his activies abroad is the persistent promotion of the Czech classical music in particular. He was awarded the Antonín Dvořák Prize by the Academy of Classical Music for these achievements in 2020.