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 and has recently extended his contract with the Orchestra until 2028. Hindoyan has enjoyed a vibrant career leading acclaimed ensembles and orchestras around the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Paris Opéra National, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Simón Bolívar 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 premieres and commissions more music than any other UK orchestra, with over 150 works premiered and commissioned in the last 10 years. In recent seasons, the Orchestra has given world premiere performances of 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 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, including an upcoming tour to Japan in 2024, and through 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.
Recordings are an important part of the Orchestra’s work. Recent releases include Domingo Hindoyan conducting French symphonic works (Onyx Classics), Principal Guest Conductor Andrew Manze conducting the symphonies and other orchestral works of Vaughan Williams (Onyx Classics), the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle with Vasily Petrenko conducting the Orchestra and pianist Boris Giltburg (Naxos).