Jakub Hrůša, Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, has signed a contract for five additional seasons in Munich.
The news was announced by Bavarian State Minister for the Arts Prof. Dr. med. Marion Kiechle noting, “I am delighted that Jakub Hrůša has now extended his contract, and so will remain as Chief Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony through the 2021 to 2026 seasons. Under his direction, the Bavarian State Philharmonic has continued its artistic journey with spectacular success and is a world leader among Bavaria’s symphony orchestras.”
In the signing ceremony Chief Conductor Hrůša said, “During the past two years, I’ve learned that Bamberg is a place in our world where things work better than one can ever dream of. It is truly an extraordinary place of inspiration, focus, and joy – and the central reason for me, of course, is its orchestra: the Bamberg Symphony. As its Chief Conductor since 2016, I am privileged to have been able to journey together with this precious orchestra through the beauties of a wide and varied repertoire, both ‘at home’ in Bamberg and Bavaria, on tours, and in the recording studio. And I am even happier now, knowing that this deeply meaningful journey can continue until 2026.”
The Bamberg Symphony and Hrůša next go on a tour to Japan where they will perform at Suntory Hall and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.