Born in the Czech Republic and described by Gramophone as “on the verge of greatness,” Jakub Hrůša is music director and chief conductor of the Prague Philharmonia and principal guest conductor of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

He is a regular guest with many of Europe’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Finnish Radio Symphony, SWR Symphony Stuttgart, WDR Symphony Cologne and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.  In 2010, he became the youngest conductor since 1949 to lead the opening concert of the Prague Spring Festival.

Mr. Hrůša made his North American debut in 2009, and has since appeared with The Cleveland Orchestra, Washington National Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Seattle and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. In the same year, he made his Australian debut with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, followed by visits to Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras.

Highlights of the 2013-2014 season include a major series of concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra devoted to the music of Dvořák, Suk and Janáček, which will be presented at the Royal Festival Hall in London and elsewhere in the UK; and debuts with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and Finnish National Opera (Jenůfa).

Jakub Hrůša studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague where his teachers included Jiří Bělohlávek. He is currently President of the International Martinů Circle.

Jakub Hrůša is making his BSO debut.