The Seoul Philharmonic has been headless since Myung Whun Chung quit after being forced to defend himself on baseless charges put up by the former chief exec.
Since then, the orchestra has been avoided by leading conductors, with one notable exception.
Today they have announced two new principal conductors, Thierry Fischer of the Utah Symphony (pictured) and Markus Stenz, of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic.
They will be known respectively as principal guest conductor and conductor-in-residence.
The music director chalice is still seen to be poisoned.