British conductor Karel Mark Chichon continues to thrill international audiences with his temperament, passion and musicianship. In recognition to his services to music, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England made Chichon an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2012. In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his achievements within the profession.

From 2011 to 2017 he was Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern with whom he recently renewed his contract until 2017. His previous positions include Chief Conductor & Artistic Director of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra (2009-2012) and Chief Conductor of the Graz Symphony Orchestra (2006-2009).

In May 2017 he was appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria.

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Karel Mark Chichon is appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

On 22nd May 2017, the president of Gran Canaria’s government Antonio Morales announced Karel Mark Chichon as the new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria (OFGC). Karel will take over this position at the start of the 2017/18 season, and the initial contract spans three and a half years. His previous Chief Conductor positions have been at the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and Graz Symphony Orchestra Austria.

Karel Mark Chichon is elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music

The Governing Body of the Royal Academy of Music in London, one of the elite music conservatoires in the world, has elected conductor Karel Mark Chichon (OBE) a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (FRAM).
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Karel Mark Chichon makes acclaimed debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York

Karel Mark Chichon made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, one of the world’s most prestigious opera houses, on Friday 19th February where he conducted Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
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25 January 2018

Auditorio Adán Martín, Tenerife
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Beethoven,  Strauss
International Music Festival of the Canary Islands

26 January 2018

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Beethoven, R Strauss
International Music Festival of the Canary Islands

27 January 2018

Auditorio de Corralejo- La Oliva, Fuerteventura
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Beethoven, R Strauss
International Music Festival of the Canary Islands

16 February 2018

Bayerisches Staatsoper, Munich
Bizet: Carmen

19 February 2018

Bayerisches Staatsoper, Munich
Bizet: Carmen

22 February 2018

Bayerisches Staatsoper, Munich
Bizet: Carmen

03 March 2018

Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center (USA)
The Broad Stage Festival Orchestra

11 March 2018

Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Teatro de la Zarzuela Chorus

23 March 2018

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria Chorus
Paul Armin Edelmann, baritone
R Strauss, Fauré

06 April 2018

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Vestard Shimkus, pianoforte
Debussy, Albeniz, Ravel

03 May 2018

The Great Guild, Riga
Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
Vestard Shimkus, pianoforte
Dzenitis, Debussy, R Strauss

22 May 2018

Teatro Perez Galdos, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Bizet: Carmen (new production)

24 May 2018

Teatro Perez Galdos, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Bizet: Carmen (new production)

26 May 2018

Teatro Perez Galdos, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Bizet: Carmen (new production)

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