Karel Mark Chichon British conductor born 1971

Karel Mark Chichon British conductor born 1971 Karel Mark Chichon - dirigent

Karel Mark Chichon british conductor 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. Born in London in 1971, Chichon hails from Gibraltar. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music (London) and was assistant conductor to Giuseppe Sinopoli and Valery Gergiev.

Karel Mark Chichon British conductor born 1971

He has been Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern since 2011, enjoying critically acclaimed seasons and receiving praise for his profound interpretation of a wide repertoire and transformative music-making with the DRP. A further testament to his outstanding partnership with the DRP has been the unanimous critical success of the first album release of the complete orchestral works of Dvorák – a cycle which he will record over the next 4 years for the label Hänssler Classic. Critics said “Karel Mark Chichon scores significantly over several esteemed rivals” and praised this first release as “the finest version available”.

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).

Karel Mark Chichon regularly conducts at the Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and with orchestras such as the  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Filharmonisch Orkest,  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin,  Wiener Symphoniker, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Belgique, Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and Russian National Orchestra.

Karel Mark Chichon regularly performs at venues such as the Berlin Philharmonie, Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Royal Festival Hall London, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, Munich Philharmonie, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Alter Oper Frankfurt, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Auditorio Nacional de Musica Madrid and Seoul Arts Center South Korea.

Future debuts include Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera New York and La Bohème at Teatro alla Scala Milan.

From 2006 to 2010 he was Music Director of the “Christmas in Vienna” concerts held yearly at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and broadcast on Television to millions of viewers all over the world.

Karel Mark Chichon is also a regular Deutsche Grammophon recording artist, having recently recorded two CD’s for the renowned record label.

Personal life

Karel Mark Chichon is married to the Latvian soprano Elina Garanca

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:356328
Madama Butterfly {857}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/19/2016
Debuts: Karel Mark Chichon, Artur Rucinski
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356331
Madama Butterfly {858}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356344
Madama Butterfly {859}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/27/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356352
Madama Butterfly {860}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/02/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356355
Madama Butterfly {861}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356384
Madama Butterfly {862}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/17/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356390
Madama Butterfly {863}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/21/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356400
Madama Butterfly {864}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/25/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356404
Madama Butterfly {865}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/29/2016
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356411 
Madama Butterfly {866}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/02/2016
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356418
Madama Butterfly {867}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356424
Madama Butterfly {868}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/09/2016
[Met Performance] CID:356426
Madama Butterfly {869}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/12/2016
Debut: Eric Wright
[Met Performance] CID:357378
La Traviata {1027}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/10/2020
Broadcast/Streamed
Debuts Sara Mearns, Kendall Cafaro
[Met Performance] CID:357383
La Traviata {1028}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/14/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357388
La Traviata {1029}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/18/2020
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:357392
La Traviata {1030}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/23/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357397
La Traviata {1031}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357401
La Traviata {1032}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/31/2020
[Met Performance] CID:357406
La Traviata {1033}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/03/2020
Debut: Won Whi Choi
[Met Performance] CID:357410
La Traviata {1034}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/07/2020

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