Conductors

Domingo Hindoyan


“He has both the gesture and the heart of one of the greatest conductors.”

(classiquenews.com)

 

Principal Guest Conductor, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
(from season 2019/20)

Introduction

As one of today’s most exciting young conductors, Domingo Hindoyan enjoys a vibrant career leading internationally acclaimed ensembles, including Hamburg Symphoniker, Dresden Philharmonic, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, The Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Belgique, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. From the 2019/20 season, Domingo will hold the title of Principal Guest Conductor of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra.

In the 2017/18 season, Domingo conducts renowned symphony orchestras such as the Dresden Philharmonic, Hamburg Symphony, Orchestre National de Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre National de Belgique and Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Equally busy on the opera stage, Domingo makes his debut at the Metropolitan Opera (L’elisir d’amore), Oper Stuttgart (Tosca), Semperoper Dresden (La traviata) and Opéra de Monte-Carlo (I puritani). He returns to Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin to conduct La traviata and Orfeo ed Euridice.

 


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Performance Schedule

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    03 Apr 18 Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg
    Bregenz Festspielhaus

    “[Hindoyan] lets this music breathe out of itself, gives the musicians the feeling of technical security but with the greatest possible freedom and thus achieving carefree music making.”

    “[Hindoyan] und lässt so diese Musik ganz aus sich heraus atmen, gibt den Musikern das Gefühl der technischen Sicherheit, aber der größtmöglichen Freiheit und erreicht damit ein relativ unbeschwertes Musizieren”
    Fritz Jurmann, Vorarlberger Nachrichten

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    28 Mar 18 Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann Dresdner Philharmonie
    Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

    “The orchestra and the young guest conductor all found one graceful, vivid rendering of the “Spring” Symphony, which offered both strength and elegance.”
    Mareile Hanns, Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

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    02 Mar 18 Dvořák & Prokofiev North Carolina Symphony
    Raleigh

    “Hindoyan’s confident leadership inspired the orchestra to gorgeous playing and striking precision. His utter assurance in every measure made it plain that he knew the score well. This allowed him to collaborate with [Johannes] Moser in taking some sections in more extended tempos and others in more animated ones than usually heard, both ably convincing their choices.”

    “Hindoyan returned to conduct a gripping performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, Op. 100 … [Hindoyan] did not try to downplay the work’s savage elements but also made sure the buoyant melodies weren’t slighted. Hindoyan was particularly adept at building crescendos and controlling the extreme shifts in dynamics. He forged the seemingly disparate sections of the first movement into an identifiable arc, made the second movements odd little rhythmic patterns crackle, and shaped the fourth movement’s stirring pageantry with a shinning glow.
    Roy C. Dicks, CVNC

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    16 Jan 18 Donizetti L'elisir d'amore
    The Metropolitan Opera

    “Hindoyan, a Venezuelan conductor, led the always excellent Met Orchestra with an assured baton and had good rapport with the singers onstage. One hopes to see more of him in the Met’s pit.”
    Wilborn Hampton, Huffington Post

    “conductor Domingo Hindoyan, in his house debut, moved things along nicely and drew sharp responsiveness from the orchestra.”
    James R. Oestreich, The New York Times

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    04 Dec 17 Bellini I puritani
    Auditorium Rainer III de Monte Carlo

    “The musical direction of Domingo Hindoyan is inspired, energetic and vigilant.”
    Jean-Luc Vannier, Musicologie.org

    “The Venezuelan conductor – already very popular this summer in Montpellier (when he conducted Giordano’s Siberia) – gives a lively and aerial reading of the score of Bellini, very flexible in the accompaniment of singers.
    Emmanuel Andrieu, opera-online

    “[Domingo’s] rich, precise and generous direction, full of love for this magnificent music, reveals ever-new shimmers and offers a haven of choice not only for the soloists, but also for the excellent choir.”
    José Pons, olyrix.com

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    24 Jul 17 Giordano Siberia
    Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier

    “We grasp both the drama and exoticism of this score… Hindoyan demonstrated in Siberia that he has both the gesture and the heart of one of the greatest conductors.”
    classiquenews.com

    “Hindoyan conducts a colorful and rigorous orchestra with clearness and a remarkable attention to detail.”
    Sébastien Foucart, ConcertoNet.com

     

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    09 May 17 Rossini Semiramide
    Opéra national de Lorraine

    “Finally, it is worth mentioning the transcendent quality of the direction of Domingo Hindoyan, who not only made the Nancy Orchestra ring with cohesion and clarity, but also provided unwavering support for the singers. A very skilfully constructed work: a great lyrical conductor.”
    Christian Merlin, Le Figaro

    “Conductor Domingo seemed to have experience or a special affinity for this musical language.”
    Waldemar Kamer, Online Merker

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    18 Sep 16 Puccini Tosca
    Deutsche Staatsoper

    “…thanks to the excellent performances from the cast and Domingo Hindoyan’s splendidly judged pacing from the pit”

    “Under the alert conducting of Domingo Hindoyan special mention has to be made of the playing of the Staatskapelle Berlin producing a quite glorious sound right from the first note to the last”
    Michael Cookson, Seen and Heard International 

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    11 Jan 15 Beethoven The Philharmonia
    Philharmonia Orchestra/Pavel Kolesnikov, Cheltenham

    “Conducting the symphony without a score and with something of the determined focus of his Berlin mentor, Hindoyan carved out a trajectory as deliberate and serious as possible without compromising that dance-like nature.”
    Rian Evans, The Guardian 

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    13 Oct 15 Puccini Tosca
    Berlin Staatsoper

    “The Staatskapelle Berlin was on excellent form, conducted by Domingo Hindoyan with meticulous attention to the details of the score. He had a sweeping vision of the overall arch of Puccini’s music, and at times brought symphonic majesty to the orchestral prelude. The woodwinds and brass were especially impressive in responding to his clear and insightful reading. He was also supportive of singers’ needs to turn the volume down as needed, but let the orchestra blast thrillingly at the end of Acts I and III.  A magnificent job.”
    Bachtrack

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    14 Apr 12 Allianz Cultural Foundation
    Royal Festival Hall, London

    “This suave and self-assured young man, a tall and rangy presence, immediately exhibited his skills in a shapely opening paragraph, the martial atmosphere crisply maintained with a frisson of excitement in the clinching crescendo. Lill is a past master of Beethovenian “distillation” and Hindoyan was at one with him in capturing the mystical spareness of their exchanges in the slow movement.

    Hindoyan has expertise but he has temperament, too, and in Julian Anderson’s Past Hymns it was the Tippett-like fervour of its Spiritual allusions that gave the piece real attitude and took it somewhere else entirely.”
    Edward Seckerson (The Review)