Czech maestro cancels US orch to have a baby

Czech maestro cancels US orch to have a baby


norman lebrecht

March 11, 2016

The fast rising Jakub Hrusa has told the St Louis Symphony he can’t make a week of concerts next month because he needs to be around for the birth of his second child.

That’s what we like to hear from a thoroughly modern maestro.

But Jakub might be cutting it fine. The following week he’s due to conduct the Los Angeles Phil and he intends to make those dates. Let’s hope the baby comes in time.


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Jakub with his first child, August 2013


  • Doug says:

    Jakub is an outstanding musician and that may be his only flaw in the jungle of the music industry. Screw the USA classical music “industry” and I say that as an insider.

  • Papageno says:

    Oh man, I hope he doesn’t cancel his Los Angeles Philharmonic appearance in April. I’ve been reading that Hrůša is one of the best conductors of his generation, and was looking forward to seeing him.