The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Hill Dickinson have announced a three-year extension to their long-standing sponsorship deal, which recognises the international commercial law firm as Premier Sponsor.
The new sponsorship agreement, the first of its kind for Liverpool Philharmonic, commences with the start of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016/2017 season in September, through to the end of the 2018/2019 season.
Since 2011, Hill Dickinson has been a regular sponsor of Liverpool Philharmonic, renewing its support through annually negotiated agreements. With the new three-year commitment to the organisation and an increase in its financial investment, Hill Dickinson will now be recognised as Premier Sponsor of Liverpool Philharmonic.
In the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2016/2017 season, Hill Dickinson will sponsor three concerts, led by Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and featuring superstar soloists such as Daniil Trifonov, the award-winning concert pianist.
As Premier Sponsor, Hill Dickinson will also provide additional financial support towards an independent report on Liverpool Philharmonic’s Musician in Residence programme with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. The Musician in Residence programme brings live music performance and practical music-making sessions to adults of all ages suffering from mental illness, including individuals with conditions such as brain injuries, dementia, learning disabilities and substance abuse. A new review of the programme, supported by Hill Dickinson, will explore how the programme supports recovery, improves health and wellbeing, and increases the confidence and communication skills of service users.
Established in Liverpool in 1810, Hill Dickinson has grown to become a leading international law firm but with its roots firmly planted in Liverpool. The extension of its sponsorship of Liverpool Philharmonic is demonstrative of its commitment to the City where its head office is located and to Liverpool’s vibrant cultural life.
David Wareing, Senior Partner at Hill Dickinson, said: “The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is not only a cultural icon both nationally and internationally but is also an important contributor to the region’s economy and I am therefore thrilled that we have become their first ever Premier Sponsor. We hope that by broadening our support for Liverpool Philharmonic to include their innovative Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust Musician in Residence programme, we can help this important project to continue the undoubted positive impact it is already having in our community.”
Michael Eakin, Chief Executive of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, added: “We are delighted to be extending our partnership with Hill Dickinson, a firm which is inextricably linked to both the heritage and the continuing success of Liverpool. Such long-term partnerships are vital to us being enable us to continue to attract the world’s best musicians to Liverpool and we are extremely grateful for the firm’s on-going friendship and support. Both our organisations are highly-valued assets to the City, representing legal and cultural excellence respectively, and this partnership is further testament to the importance of mutually beneficial relationships between the arts and business.”