33-year-old Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare is named as the next Chief Conductor of the Ulster Orchestra.
This announcement comes at an exciting time for Payare. Having already made debuts with, amongst others, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony and Oslo and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras, future invitations include the London Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic.
He made his debut with the Ulster Orchestra in October 2013.
“From the moment I first conducted the Ulster Orchestra in October, the players made a great impression on me,” Payare said. “The chemistry was immediate and a very special bond was formed. I am really looking forward to embarking on the wonderful journey that is about to start and I am thrilled to share and be part of the Orchestra’s future!”
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