Talk by Maestro Karel Mark Chichon
02 Dec 2016
As part of our development programme GAMPA together with the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society organised a talk, especially for our student, by Maestro Karel Mark Chichon on Thursday 1st December at 5:15pm at the University of Gibraltar. Chichon hails from Gibraltar and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He has been Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern since 2011. 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).
Chichon conducts at the Metropolitan Opera New York, 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 with the worlds top orchestras.
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. Needless to say it is a great honour to have him over.
This talk was not only informative but also very inspirational for our young musicians ad we hope we can arrange other events like this to inspire our youth to follow their dreams and a career in music and performing arts