Jakub Hrůša became the first recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Award
Jakub Hrůša, who is a Czech conductor and president of the International Martinů Circle, became the first recipient of the Sir Charles Mackerras Award.
The prize named after the late British conductor was established by the Leoš Janáček Foundation as a mark of respect for outstanding artist and great propagator of Leoš Janáček’s music abroad.
Jakub Hrůša (34) won the Award due to his artistic achievements, which includes the interpretation of Janáček’s symphony and opera works. Hrůša will be the chief conductor and music director of the Bavarian State Philharmonic as from the season 2016/17. He is now the permanent guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and chief guest conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. His latest achievements are debuts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Jakub Hrůša accepted the prize in the Janáček Theatre in Brno on the occasion of a performance of Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen on 7 November 2015.