Domingo Hindoyan: Liverpool Philharmonic aiming to show classical music is for everyone, from every walk of life

The new chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra wants to challenge stereotypes.

The critically acclaimed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has a new chief conductor.

Domingo Hindoyan launches his first season at the largest music organisation in the city with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

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The Venezuelan has been telling LiverpoolWorld how he wants to change our perception of classical music and how important community is.

Watch the video above for more about what the chief conductor has to say.

About Domingo Hindoyan

Hindoyan has enjoyed a vibrant career leading acclaimed ensembles and orchestras around the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opéra National and London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hindoyan was born in Caracas, Venezuela. He began his music studies as a violinist and member of the renowned Venezuelan musical education program El Sistema and later went on to study conducting in Europe at the Haute École de Musique de Genève with Professor Laurent Gay.

About Liverpool Philharmonic

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra reaches more people than any music organisation outside London.

As well as their work in the city, the orchestra represents Liverpool with performances and broadcasts across the UK and around the world.

The Philharmonic works in partnership with the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust delivering programmes which support people in the Liverpool City Region living with a range of mental health needs.

Over 12,000 people have benefited from their music and mental health programme over the last 13 years.

More than 350,000 people attend Liverpool Philharmonic concerts each year.

The city’s young people are a central focus of their work. The In Harmony programme provides an intensive, daily music-making programme for over 700 children in Everton, North Liverpool, and they run more than 5,000 workshops and events in community settings for all ages across the city.

Seventy-three thousand young people participate in their Youth Company and associated ensembles, attend concerts or take part in their Harmony programme.

Around 900,000 people in 92 countries listen to their recordings each month on Spotify.