This September, world-renowned Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan joined the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as the new Chief Conductor. As a supporter of the orchestra for many years, Investec is delighted to welcome him and we look forward to the energy and vitality he will bring to the 2021-22 season.

To find out more about Domingo Hindoyan and his appointment to the RLPO, watch the video below:

Highlights of the new season

During his first season with the orchestra, Hindoyan will be conducting performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, Bruckner’s Symphony No 8, Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle, and new works by Roberto Sierra and Edmund Finnis.

The first performance of the main season will be a world premiere of Sierra’s Symphony No.6. Discussing his choice to select this piece, Hindoyan said, “This is a very special concert for me, the first of the main season. I wanted to have a Latin American composer, a living composer, and a world premiere.”

A flavour of Latin America will also come through later in the season with performances of works by Piazzolla and Paquito D’Reviera, and an appearance from Venezuelan trumpet sensation Pacho Flores.

The “special chemistry” of Liverpool

Loyal patrons of the RLPO may remember that Hindoyan previously conducted Pacho Flores on solo trumpet in Liverpool in January 2020, for the world premiere of another Sierra piece, Salseando. Of the performance one critic described as “dazzling”, Hindoyan recalls, “This piece was part of the special chemistry between the orchestra, the Liverpool audience, and myself.”

This theme returned as Hindoyan discussed the deep connection he has quickly forged with the Liverpool orchestra and audience. He said, “In Liverpool, I’ve found this chemistry. I felt it immediately, I didn’t need to force anything… I found this natural communication.”

You can hear more of Hindoyan’s comments as part of the Liverpool Philharmonic’s 2021-22 virtual season launch. Watch the video below:

Investec’s connection with Liverpool

At Investec, we have our own deep connection with the city of Liverpool. Our offices in Old Hall Street employ over 300 colleagues and we have a long heritage here, stretching back to 1827.

We’re extremely proud of our Liverpool roots and of our relationship with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which allows us to play a part in the cultural development of the city as well as the commercial success. We are constantly building new connections with businesses and individuals in Liverpool and hope to continue to do so long into the future.