Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra names Domingo Hindoyan new Chief Conductor
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Venezuela-born conductor takes up post in 2021
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has named Domingo Hindoyan as its next Chief Conductor, starting in September 2021.
He will succeed Vasily Petrenko, who is stepping down following 15 years in the post - a successful period which has included many acclaimed recordings - and who will take on the role of Conductor Laureate.
‘Since the very first time I worked with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, I encountered an amazing group of musicians whose warm personalities and passion for music shone through,’ said Domingo Hindoyan. ‘This Orchestra is a great collective force formed by brilliant individuals.’
‘What excited me was not only the Orchestra but the vibrant city of Liverpool and its historic connection with music and sports. An orchestra is a fundamental ambassador for the arts, and together our priorities will be to preserve the great heritage of the music we perform, welcome audiences with unprecedented sounds, and build the future for new generations with fruitful educational projects,’ he added.
Venezuela-born Hindoyan is an alumnus of the El Sistema programme, which he followed by studying violin and conducting at the Haute École de Musique de Genève before, in 2013, moving to Berlin to become first assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. He is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, while other conducting appearances have included the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Philharmonia Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra.