Semyon Bychkov
(c) Sheila Rock

The Czech Philharmonic today announced the appointment of Semyon Bychkov as Chief Conductor and Music Director from the 2018-19 season. He is the successor of the deceases Jiri Belohlavek and currently has no other music director position.

Bychkov has been a frequent guest conductor of the Czech Philharmonic since first appearing with the Orchestra in 2013, and he is also currently the Artistic Director of The Tchaikovsky Project, which he launched with the Orchestra last October and which encompasses concerts and a Decca recording cycle.

The older brother of the late conductor Yakov Kreizberg, Semyon Bychkov was born in Saint Petersburg in 1952. Bychkov is married to the pianist Marielle Labèque, his second wife, and they live together in Paris and Rome.

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