Daniele Gatti poses after receiving a bike as a welcome in Amsterdam, Sept. 14, 2016. (AFP/ANP/Remko de Waal)
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Amsterdam's prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra said Thursday it had sacked its Italian chief conductor Daniele Gatti following media allegations of sexual assault.Gatti, 56, led the National Radio France Orchestra from 2008 to 2016, when he took over in Amsterdam.The Washington Post alleged that Gatti had sexually assaulted two women, in 1996 and 2000 . Born in Milan, Gatti also served as musical director at the National Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome, one of the world's oldest musical institutions, from 1992 to 1997 .
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