Prague, March 30 (CTK) – Czech conductor Jakub Hrusa will be one of the new chief guest conductors of London’s Philharmonia Orchestra as from the 2017/18 season, the other one being Santtu-Matias Rouvali of Finland, the IMG Artists agency, which represents Hrusa, told CTK yesterday.

Hrusa has regularly cooperated with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, which is together with the Philharmonic Orchestra one of the major symphony bodies in the British capital, since his debut in 2011.

He conducts with it a broad repertoire, but he accentuates Central European music in his programmes.

“Philharmonia Orchestra is my most favourite ensemble in the world…It is a great honour to be a part of this exceptional artistic institution under Esa-Pekka Salonen,” Hrusa said.

Hrusa also continues to be the chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony – Bavarian State Philharmonic, a permanent guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic and the chief guest conductor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

Hrusa will give his first concert with Philharmonia Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall on April 6.
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