Petrenko extends contract with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Posted on: September 10, 2009

In Thursday’s (9/10) Daily Post (Liverpool), Laura Davis reports, “Celebrated Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko has signed a new contract with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra that will allow him to showcase its talent across the globe. City leaders last night said his decision to stay put until 2015 is a sign of Liverpool’s continued cultural prowess, after the success of its Capital of Culture year. … The 33-year-old maestro signed a three-year extension to his contract, taking it to a total of nine years. Petrenko’s decision will enable the RLPO to extend its programme of international touring and expand its local audience at the Philharmonic hall. … Petrenko, whose title will change from principal to chief conductor, will continue to present at least 25 concerts in Liverpool each season, in addition to national and international dates, recordings and special events. Michael Eakin, RLPO chief executive, described the conductor’s determination to push the orchestra to its potential as ‘truly inspirational.’ ”

Posted September 10, 2009