Richard Bratby

Portrait of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – Britain’s oldest and ballsiest orchestra

Richard Bratby describes how the RLPO, which has just announced a new chief conductor, has taken on everyone from gang leaders to Derek Hatton in its fight to survive

Dream catcher: Philharmonic Hall, home to the RLPO, whose new chief conductor, Domingo Hindoyan, will follow in the footsteps of Max Bruch, Simon Rattle and Zubin Mehta. Credit: Mark Mcnulty

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