Karel Mark Chichon Biography (Wikipedia)
Karel Mark Chichon OBE (born 1971, London) is a British-Gibraltarian orchestra conductor.
Chichon studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna under Leopold Hager. Chichon and businessman Ian Angus co-founded the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society in 1998. Chichon continues to serve as the society's artistic director.
Chichon was Chief Conductor of the Graz Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2009. He served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra from 2009 to 2012. Chichon became Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern (DRP) in September 2011. In March 2013, his initial contract was extended through the 2016-2017 season. In March 2015, the orchestra and Chichon mutually announced the scheduled conclusion of his DRP tenure at the end of the 2016-2017 season. In the USA, Chichon made his Metropolitan Opera conducting debut in February 2016 with performances of Madama Butterfly, which included one cinema relay. In May 2017, he was appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, effective with the 2017-2018 season, with an initial contract of 3.5 years.
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