From September 2016, the Bamberg Symphony will have a new Principal Conductor, Jakub Hrůša. I’m delighted that we have been able to secure one of the world’s most sought-after up-and-coming stars for the Bavarian State Philharmonic. And by a happy coincidence he is from the Czech Republic − where music has played a key role for centuries, and where the Orchestra also has its roots. 70 years after the Bamberg Symphony was founded by former members of Prague’s German Philharmonic, Jakub Hrůša forges a fresh link back to the of origins of this successful Orchestra.
The Mahler Competition is open to the public from 9 May (free admission and free seating in the Bamberg concert hall). Schedule of the Competition:
Mon, 9 May
10-12.30: main round I
17-19.30: main round II
Tue, 10 May
10-12.30: main round III
Wed, 11 May
10-12.30: semi final round I
17-19.30: semi final round II
Thu, 12 May
10-12.30: semi final round III (optional - to be announced)
17-20: FINAL ROUND and announcement of winner
Fri, 13 May
19.00: final concert and presentation of awards
»New Departures« – that’s the theme of our new season: with a new Principal Conductor, a new era begins. »The Bamberg Symphony embodies orchestral culture in its fullest sense«, says Jakub Hrůša. »Even before I had the opportunity to conduct this jewel among European orchestras, I admired it enormously.« And our orchestral family has also gained another member, a second Honorary Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach, who has been inspiring us for more than 50 years and has conducted over 150 concerts with our Orchestra.
Please find all the concerts of the upcoming season in our season brochure.