Jakub Hrusa tjeckisk dirigent född 1981

Jakub Hrusa tjeckisk dirigent född 1981

Jakub Hrusa(f. 1981) studerade direktion ved Akademiet for Musiske Kunster i Prag. Efter sin afgangsexsamen i 2004 har har han opbygget et stort ry i sit hjemland – han har dirigeret alle de tjeckiske orkestre og optraeder regelmaessigt på Nationalteatret i Prag – samt internationalt. Han er chefdirigent for Philharmonia Prag, musikdirektor for Glyndebourne on Tour og forste-gaestedirigent for Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

Jakub Hrusa tjeckisk dirigent född 1981

I de seneste saesoner har Jakub Hrusa haft sin dirigentdebut hos mange af Europas forende orkestre, deriblandt Gewandhaus-orkesteret i Leipzig, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester i Berlin, Frankfurts Radiosymfoniorkester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Det tjekkiske filharmoniske Orkester, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Han er desuden en hyppig gaest i Asien og har optrådt med Hong Kong Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic and Seoul Philharmonic. I 2008/09 fik han sin amerikanske debut med symfoniorkestrene i Milwaukee og Indianapolis, efterfulgt af debut med Washington National Symphoni Orchestra i 2009/10. I 2009 debuterede han i Australien med West Australia Symphony Orchestra.

Inden for opera har Hrusa dirigeret Carmen og Don Juan for Glyndebourne Festival, Carmen for Glyndebourne on Tour, en nyopsaetning af Rusalka for Nationalteatret i Prag og Werther for Opera Hong Kong.

Hojdepunkter i 2010/11 omfatter The Turn of the Screw for Glyndebourne Festival og Don Juan for Glyndebourne on Tour; koncerter med Philharmonia Orchestra, NDR Symfoniorkester Hamburg, Seattle Symphony m.f1.; udgivelse (på Supraphon) af en liveoptagelse af Smetanas Ma Vlast med Philharnonia Prag og {på Universal) en cd med Tjajkovskijs og Bruchs violinkoncerter indspillet med Nicola Benedetti og Det tjekkiske filharmoniske Orkester.

In English

Jakub Hrůša (born 23 July 1981 in Brno), is a Czech conductor. He is the son of the architect Petr Hrůša. Jakub is described by Gramophone as “on the verge of greatness”.

Biography 

Hrůša studied piano and trombone, and developed an interest in conducting, during his gymnasium years in Brno. Later he studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where his teachers included Jiří Bělohlávek,  Radomil Eliška and Leoš Svárovský.  In 2000 he participated in the Prague Spring International Music Festival conducting competition. In 2003, he was a prizewinner in the International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić in Zagreb, Croatia.  At his 2004 graduation concert in the Rudolfinum, he conducted Josef Suk’s Asrael Symphony with the Prague Radio Symphony. He has researched for a dissertation the work of contemporary Czech composers.

From 2002 to 2005, Hrůša was Associate Conductor with the Czech Philharmonic. From 2005 to 2006, he was an associate conductor with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In April 2006, he signed a six-CD recording contract with Supraphon, where the first three CDs were with the Prague Philharmonia.

From 2005 to 2008, Hrůša was principal guest conductor of the Prague Philharmonia. He was the orchestra’s chief conductor from 2008 to 2015. From 2005 to 2006, he was the Chief Conductor of the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín.  He became principal guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra as of the 2015–2016 season.

In February 2009, Hrůša was named the music director of Glyndebourne on Tour, effective January 2010.  In September 2011, he was named the next music director of the Royal Danish Opera and of the Royal Danish Orchestra, effective September 2013. However, in January 2012, in the wake of the resignation of Keith Warner from the artistic directorship of the Royal Danish Opera following proposed budget cuts, Hrůša announced that he would not take the music directorship of Royal Danish Opera, in solidarity with Warner’s action.

In September 2015, after 5 appearances as a guest conductor, Hrůša was named the next chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, effective from the 2016–2017 season, with an initial contract of 4 seasons. In March 2017, the Philharmonia Orchestra announced the appointment of Hrůša as one of its two new principal guest conductors, effective with the 2017–2018 season.  In June 2018, the Bamberg Symphony announced the extension of Hrůša’s contract as its chief conductor through the 2025–2026 season.

Hrůša and his wife Klára Hrůšová have two children.

Selected discography 

  • Dvořák – Czech SuiteValčíkyPolonéza. Prague Philharmonia. Supraphon SU 3867-2 (2006).
  • Dvořák – Suite in A, op 98b; Josef Suk – Serenade for Strings, Fantastic Scherzo. Prague Philharmonia. Supraphon SU 3882-2 (2006).
  • Dvořák – Serenade for Strings, Serenade for Winds, Meditations on the St Wenceslas Chorale. Prague Philharmonia. Supraphon SU 3932-2 (2008).
  • Leoš Janáček – Lachian DancesThe Cunning Little Vixen Suite (František Jílek version), Taras Bulba. Brno Philharmonic. Supraphon SU 3923-2 (2009).
  • Bohuslav Martinů, Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Viteszlav Novak – Cello Concertos. Jiří Bárta, Prague Philharmonia. Supraphon SU 3989-2 (2009).
  • Bedřich Smetana – Ma Vlast. Prague Philharmonia. Supraphon SU 4032-2 (2010).
  • Dvořák & Lalo – Cello Concertos. Johannes Moser, Prague Philharmonia. Pentatone PTC 5186488 (2015)
  • Dvořák – Slavonic Rhapsodies & Symphonic Variations. Prague Philharmonia. Pentatone PTC 5186554 (2016)
  • Dvořák – Overtures. Prague Philharmonia. Pentatone PTC 5186532 (2016).
  • Bartok & Kodaly – Concertos for Orchestra. Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. Pentatone PTC 5186626 (2018).

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