The new chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic will be American conductor of Russian descent Semyon Bychkov, the Czech News Agency reports, citing two sources familiar with the decision-making process. The Philharmonic is reportedly due to introduce the new chief conductor at a press conference on Monday. On the day, a new contract with the conductor will also be signed.
Bychkov was guest conductor with the philharmonic last season; the Czech Philharmonic was looking for a chief conductor following the death of Jiří Bělohlávek in May of this year.
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