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.

23 April 2017

Funkhaus Halberg – Großer Sendesaal, Saarbrücken
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Dvořák

24-29 April 2017

Congresshalle Grosse Saal, Saarbrücken
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Recording for Hänssler Classic
Dvořák

14 May 2017

Congresshalle Grosse Saal, Saarbrücken
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
Dezsö Ranki, pianoforte
Beethoven, Dvořák

18 May 2017

Konzerthaus, Berlin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin
Anja Kampe, soprano
Bizet

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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21, 23, 25 March 2017

Teatro Perez Galdos
Opera de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Donizetti: La Favorite

European Tour February 2017

In February 2017 Karel Mark Chichon embarks on a nine date tour across Germany and Austria, with concerts in Berlin (1 Feb), Baden-Baden (3), Munich (5), Frankfurt (8), Dusseldorf (14), Vienna (17), Graz (19), Cologne (21) and Mannheim (23) with the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.

© 2014 Karel Mark Chichon