March 13, 2013
Vasily Petrenko extends contract with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
A new, on-going agreement will see the charismatic Russian maestro stay at the helm of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the UK’s oldest professional symphony orchestra for the foreseeable future, with a minimum three-year notice period.
This new contract will make Vasily the Orchestra’s longest serving conductor since Sir Charles Groves, who took up the position exactly 50 years ago and was principal conductor from 1963 – 1977.
“It is a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to stay in Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Philharmonic family", says Petrenko. "I am looking forward very much to continuing my relationship with our great Orchestra, and also with our wonderful audiences whose commitment to our music-making, along with our many partners, we are always grateful for. I really believe, as do our musicians and all our colleagues, that while we have such brilliant support, there is still so much that we can achieve together.”