Seoul showdown: Maestro confirms he’ll quit unless CEO is fired

December 11, 2014 by norman lebrecht


Myung Whun Chung has told the Mayor of Seoul he will quit as music director of the Philharmonic unless its abrasive chief executive,Park Hyun-jung, is dismissed.

After briefing the orchestra at rehearsal, Chung told journalists that ‘the issue is a clear violation of human rights … such attitude is not acceptable.’

Chung said he had been aware for a year that Park ‘would call in staff members and scold them severely… they began to quit one after another.’

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