South Korean Conductor Chung Myun-whun Cleared Of Criminal Charges

SEOUL, South Korea (CelebrityAccess) — Chung Myun-whun, the former conductor and music director of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, has been cleared of charges of allegations of dereliction of duty and embezzlement.

According to the Korea Herald, Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office dismissed the charges after a 10-month long investigation that arose following complaints lodged against Chung by several civic associations in 2015.

In a statement issued through his legal rep, Chung expressed regret that the investigation had damaged the reputation of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.

Chung took over the role of conductor at the Seoul Philharmonic in 2005 and held the post for a decade. He currently serves as the principal guest conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden and Honorary Conductor Laureate of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. – Staff Writers