Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra today announces that Chief Conductor Domingo Hindoyan will extend his contract until July 2028. The announcement was made at a concert conducted by Domingo, celebrating the music of South America with trumpeter and artist-in-residence Pacho Flores
Domingo Hindoyan, Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, says:
“I am so looking forward to continuing my journey with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The deep musicality and dedication of the musicians inspire me every day, and together, we have achieved remarkable milestones. In the next five years, I hope to continue building on our unique sound, encourage new, eclectic and diverse repertoire, and to enjoy the warmth, enthusiasm and open-mindedness of the Liverpool audience – something that always brings me immense joy.”
Since his work with the Orchestra began, Domingo has introduced a whole host of new sounds to Liverpool’s audiences – from new works by Dani Howard, Grace Evangeline Mason and Roberto Sierra, to introducing rare French and South American pieces alongside the classics of the repertoire. In the 2023/24 season, he will introduce a new piano concerto by Eleanor Alberga alongside pianist Alim Beisembayev (25 April) and he will be continuing this line of bringing new and unknown works to the public.
Plans for Domingo’s continued work with the Liverpool Philharmonic also include expanding singing and choral activity across Liverpool, in addition to bringing world-class operatic performances to the Philharmonic Hall. In addition to performances with the Orchestra, Domingo will also follow a passion close to his heart – the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company and its In Harmony programme - to encourage children and young people to engage in classical music and collective music-making. In the coming season, he will conduct the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for a performance of José Pablo Moncayo’s Huapango.
Michael Eakin, Chief Executive of Liverpool Philharmonic, says:
“Domingo Hindoyan's artistic leadership has been instrumental in enhancing the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's worldwide reputation. We are thrilled to extend his contract, as it ensures the continued growth and development of our Orchestra. Domingo's immense talent and unwavering dedication make him an invaluable asset to our organisation.”
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 23/24 season opens on Thursday 21 September at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, with Domingo conducting music from Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin and Rachmaninov, and performance from pianist Paul Lewis.
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About the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra. The origins of the Orchestra’s concert series date back to the formation of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic by a group of Liverpool music lovers in 1840.
Domingo Hindoyan joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as Chief Conductor in September 2021. Hindoyan has enjoyed a vibrant career leading acclaimed ensembles and orchestras around the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, , London Philharmonic Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and as Principal Guest Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. Hindoyan joins a distinguished line of musicians who have led the Orchestra during its illustrious history including Max Bruch, Sir Charles Hallé, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir John Pritchard, Sir Charles Groves, Libor Pešek KBE and Vasily Petrenko.
The Orchestra is central to Liverpool’s cultural offering, being the largest music organisation and one of the largest artistic organisations in the city. The Orchestra gives over sixty concerts each season in its home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as concerts in venues across the region. Liverpool Philharmonic is one of the most prolific commissioning bodies in the UK and has commissioned and premiered over 150 works in the last 10 years. These include major works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir John Tavener, Karl Jenkins, Stewart Copeland, Michael Nyman, Michael Torke, Nico Muhly, James Horner and Sir James MacMillan alongside a significant number of works by Liverpool-born and North West-based composers. Liverpool Philharmonic has long been an ambassador for Liverpool through an extensive touring schedule throughout the UK and internationally, and through video and radio broadcasts and recordings. Over 600,000 people in 92 countries listen to Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra recordings each month on Spotify, more than any UK orchestra outside London. Collaborations with international artists from rock and pop include Liverpool’s own Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds, Echo and The Bunnymen, and Cast.
In 2022/23, 100,042 participants of all ages took part in Liverpool Philharmonic’s learning and community engagement programmes. Over 17,000 people living with mental and physical ill-health have benefitted from our music and health NHS programme over the last 15 years.