Carlo Kalmar
(c) Michael Jones

Austrian-Uruguayan conductor Carlos Kalmar, 65, currently the principal conductor for the Cleveland Institute of Music, has been accused of “inappropriate behavior.” Carlos Kalmar, who served as music director of the Oregon Symphony for 18 years, has been in the Cleveland position since 2021 (he’s also the institute’s director of orchestral studies). The inquiry was launched by the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Kalmar has denied the allegations against him. Kalmar’s attorney, James Wooley, told that his client “has never been accused of wrongdoing in his impeccable 40-plus-year career.” He stated that Kalmar “has been improperly identified in connection with a possible Title IX matter.”

Kalmar is also the principal conductor of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago.

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