Jakub Hrůša, Constantin Trinks and Christian Immler Victorious at the 2023 OPUS KLASSIK Awards

26 Jun 2023

Congratulations to conductors Jakub Hrůša and Constantin Trinks and bass-baritone Christian Immler, winners at the 2023 OPUS KLASSIK Awards. Winners of the prestigious German award are selected by a specialist jury, whose members represent the music and media industries. The honours will be presented during a ceremony at Konzerthaus Berlin on 8 October.

Jakub Hrůša is named Conductor of the Year for his award-winning recording of Hans Rott: Symphony No. 1 with Bamberger Symphoniker (Deutsche Grammophon). Hrůša and Bamberg’s recording is full of energy and depth and sheds a vital new light on an important work from a groundbreaking composer enjoying a worthy rediscovery. “Since [the symphony’s] disinterring in 1989, there have been some fine recordings, but surely none more persuasive than this. Jakub Hrůša plainly loves the score and strives to characterise its every detail, drawing lovely playing from the Bamberg Symphony.” (BBC Music Magazine)


Constantin Trinks was awarded Symphonic Recording of the Year for his world-premiere recording of Wilhelm Petersen Symphony No. 3 with hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt (Profil). Music Web International writes, “Constantin Trinks and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony give a performance truly worthy of this intriguing score, and they’ve been recorded in the best possible sound.”



Christian Immler wins the Opera Recording of the Year Award for Weber’s dark, magical folktale, Der Freischütz (Harmonia Mundi)He shares the honour with conductor René Jacobs, tenor Maximilian Schmitt and Freiburger Barockorchester. Limelight magazine writes that, “Christian Immler is by turns authoritative and tender. …in the expanded role of The Hermit. …making the most of his restored scene.”


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Photos: Jakub Józef Orliński – Honorata Karapuda; Jakub Hrůša – Marian Lenhard; Constantin Trinks and Christian Immler – Marco Borggreve