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

December 11, 2014 by norman lebrecht

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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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