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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30 September 2017

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria Chorus
Iván Martín, pianoforte
Lobato, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Falla
Inaugural concert as Chief Conductor & Artistic Director of the OFGC

14 October 2017

Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Groot Omroepkoor
Dezsö Ránki, pianoforte
Kortekaas (world premiere), Beethoven, Prokofiev

20 October 2017

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Jose Maria Gallardo del Rey, guitar
Dzenitis, Rodrigo, Prokofiev

18 November 2017

National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan
Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra
Dang Thai Son, pianoforte
Lobato, Chopin, Ravel, Falla

19 November 2017

National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan
Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra
Dang Thai Son, pianoforte
Lobato, Chopin, Ravel, Falla

24 November 2017

Teatro Perez Galdos, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Javier Camarena, tenor

01 December 2017

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Vera Martínez, violin & Adriana Ilieva, viola
Mozart, Tchaikovsky

05 December 2017

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria
Sergej Krylov, violin
Falcón, Tchaikovsky
20th Opening Anniversary Concert of the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

14 December 2017

Grand Auditorium, Luxembourg
Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg
R Strauss, Darzins, Ravel

© 2014 Karel Mark Chichon