Seoul music: Philharmonic chief quitsmain
As predicted, Park Hyun-jung has resigned as CEO of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, effective immediately. She made the announcement to a packed press conference after weeks of tension arising from leaked memos that she had bullied and abused staff.
‘I am to blame for a large part (of the allegations) and I sincerely apologize for that,’ said Park. ‘Restoring my personal reputation is more important than anything, but I could not bear the abnormal state of the Seoul Phil, which is run on taxpayers’ money.’