Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra commence tour of Japan

Liverpool’s resident Orchestra will spend twelve days in Japan performing seven concerts across the country.

Chief Conductor Domingo Hindoyan will lead the Orchestra in a seven-concert tour of Japan this month. This is the Orchestra’s third visit to Japan and their first international tour under the baton of Domingo Hindoyan.

The Orchestra will be performing in Tokyo’s legendary Suntory Hall and major concert halls in Saga, Osaka, Omiya, Niigata and Nagano. They will be performing works by Walton, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Roussel and Shostakovich.

Renowned Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii will be joining the Orchestra in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and No. 3, both of which he has performed previously with the Orchestra, most recently at the 2023 BBC Proms to critical acclaim and to a sold-out audience at Philharmonic Hall on 4 May.

Liverpool Philharmonic is central to the city’s cultural offering, it’s the largest music organisation in Liverpool and the Orchestra performs over 60 concerts each year at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Orchestral tours, recordings and concert streams promote Liverpool’s culture nationally and internationally. Over 900,000 people across 180 countries listen to the Orchestra’s recordings each month on Spotify – more than any UK orchestra outside London.

Chief Conductor Domingo Hindoyan said, “It’s a great honour to be invited to perform in Japan. We’re looking forward to exploring this wonderful country and bringing our music to more people internationally. We’re delighted to be once again performing with Nobuyuki Tsujii, we have built a fantastic relationship over the past couple of years and I’m very much looking forward to performing together in his home country.”

Liverpool Philharmonic Artistic Planning Director Sandra Parr said, “This is our third visit to Japan and we couldn’t be more thrilled to return to this wonderful country with our colleagues in Avex. It’s a huge undertaking organising the transport of over 80 musicians and instruments but it’s so worth it! Touring plays such an important part in being ambassadors for Liverpool and sharing our city’s cultural assets on the national and international stage.”

Image: Domingo Hindoyan with Nobuyuki Tsujii at BBC Prom 70. Credit: Chris Christodoulou

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