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Myung-Whun Chung has been named Conductor Emeritus of the La Scala Philharmonic
The famous Korean conductor has a solid bond with the Scala orchestra, which began almost 35 years ago
Among the most acclaimed conductors in the world, Myung-Whun Chung has a long and deep artistic and personal relationship with the Philharmonic of the Scala, now sealed by the appointment as Director Emeritus, conferred by the musicians and the Board.

The Korean maestro has always defined himself as a friend of the Verona ensemble, to which he is linked by a partnership started almost 35 years ago: the first concert at the Piermarini he conducted in 1989, climbing the podium in the wake of Giulini's lesson, who had been his mentor. Chung thus began one of the most fruitful collaborations in the history of the Philharmonic, including 120 concerts, at La Scala and on tour. Half of the performances took place abroad, from tours of Asia in 2008 and Spain in the 1990s, to the concerts for the G7 in Taormina, in Piazza Unità d'Italia in Trieste in 2017, in Muscat in 2019 or at all. 'Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens last year. Chung gave memorable performances of a vast repertoire, from Stravinsky's Sacre to symphonic works by Messiaen, Berlioz and Mahler.

“Maestro Chung's return to the podium is every time a wonderful opportunity to make music together with surprising results – he said Damiano Cottalasso, vice president of the Filarmonica della Scala – … This appointment is a sign of continuity. There are many projects for the next few years and now the maestro will be at the forefront and not only the musical but human relationship will be strengthened".</ p> (Photocredit ©Riccardo Musacchio)
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