Domingo Hindoyan announced as new chief conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

9 June 2020, 09:00 | Updated: 9 June 2020, 09:04

Domingo Hindoyan announced as new chief conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Domingo Hindoyan announced as new chief conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Picture: Simon Pauly

By Rosie Pentreath

Hindoyan will take the helm in 2021 while Vasily Petrenko steps into the music director role at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Domingo Hindoyan has been announced as the new chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO), starting in 2021.

The Venezuelan conductor will step into the post as Vasily Petrenko takes on the role of music director at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Petrenko made his debut with the RLPO in March 2016, conducting a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.2, ‘Resurrection’, and will remain its conductor laureate after 15 years in Liverpool.

Hindoyan comes from the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra where he is currently 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 says. “This Orchestra is a great collective force formed by brilliant individuals.”

Read more: Vasily Petrenko is Music Director of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from 2021 >

Hindoyan will take the helm in 2021 while Vasily Petrenko steps into the music director role at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Hindoyan will take the helm in 2021 while Vasily Petrenko steps into the music director role at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Picture: Simon Pauly

He continues: “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.

“I am thrilled to be the new chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and know that together we will lead a new chapter in its musical history.”

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Who is Domingo Hindoyan?

Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan is currently Principal Guest Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with many leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera and Vienna State Opera, as well as the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.

He began his music studies as a violinist and learned in the El Sistema programme in Venezuela before studying the violin and conducting at the Haute École de Musique de Genève. In 2013 he became first assistant to Daniel Barenboim at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is Classic FM’s Orchestra in North West England.