Domingo Hindoyan is an Armenian-Venezuelan conductor and violinist who was announced as the new chief conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for September 2021 onwards.
Hindoyan was born in Caracas in 1980, and he began his music studies as a violinist and member of the Venezuelan music education initiative, El Sistema.
He obtained a conducting masters from Geneva University of Music, before being invited to take part in the Allianz International Conductor’s Academy in 2012. There he worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and The Philharmonia Orchestra, Classic FM’s Orchestra on Tour, and received the opportunity to be mentored by legendary maestros Esa Pekka-Salonen and Sir Andrew Davis.
In 2013, Hindoyan became first assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.
He has worked with many leading orchestras around the world, including The Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, as well as Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, where he was principal guest conductor.
“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,” Hindoyan said of being named the new chief conductor of the iconic Liverpool Phil. “This orchestra is a great collective force formed by brilliant individuals.”
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Music runs in the family – Domingo is married to well-known soprano, Sonya Yoncheva.