Jakub Hrůša Named Music Director of Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

By Francisco Salazar
(©Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/Musacchio Ianniello Pasqualini)

The Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has named Jakub Hrůša its new Music Director.

Hrůša’s contract will last three years and will see the conductor perform at least three productions, special projects, and lead international and national tours.

The conductor will begin his tenure in the 2021-22 season conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 alongside Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Wiebke Lehmkuhl. He will also conduct Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 and the Missa Glagolitica by Janáček with a cast that includes Kateřina Kněžíková, Jarmila Balážová, Richard Samek, and Jozef Benci.

Hrůša is a principal conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker and is a frequent guest with the Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He has also conducted at the Royal Opera House, Wiener Staatsoper, Opera National de Paris, and Opernhaus Zurich.