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Maestro Chichon is a hit in Gran Canaria

Local conductor Karel Mark Chicon has broken a decade-old record attracting the highest number of new concert subscribers in his role as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria.

The successful growth in attracting more concertgoers began when Maestro Chichon was appointed in 2017.

The orchestra started its current 2019/2020 season with the highest number of subscribers in the last 10 years, making a total of 1,044 people who have subscribed for the entire symphonic season of concerts.

This symphonic season, which is spread between September and July every year, is held at the award-winning Alfredo Kraus Auditorium.

Alfredo Kraus Auditorium seats some 1,700 people, and with the already 1,044 committed yearly subscribers the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria now enjoys virtually sold-out houses throughout their season.

Many of those subscribed have publicly expressed satisfaction with Maestro Chichon’s direction and artistic programming.

Over the summer Maestro Chichon was also elected a Honorary Fellow of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville.

The institution highlighted the value of Maestro Chichon’s contribution to the dissemination of culture in Spain, particularly in Gran Canaria, where he successfully delivers his work with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Gran Canaria as a true cultural ambassador of the island.

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