Karel Mark Chichon
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British conductor Karel Mark Chichon, 49, has obtained Latvian citizenship for ‘special merit’ in his role building the reputation of Latvian music abroad, the Latvian Radio reported.

Chichon has been a resident of Latvia since 2009 and his wife is opera singer Elina Garanca. Their children have Latvian citizenship.

Acquiring Latvian and therefore European Union citizenship is likely to make the Chichon’s travelling easier when Brexit rules come into full force on January 1, the radio announced.

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