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The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is delighted to announce that Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati is extending his contract for the second time since taking up this position at the beginning of the 2009/10 Season, further consolidating his creative partnership with the SCO until at least 2018.
His relationship with the Orchestra, which first began in 2008 as a highlight in the Orchestra’s summer touring schedule, has proven a remarkable alliance and was described in 2011 by the Daily Telegraph as "one of the great partnerships in British music."
Ticciati relishes the artistic goals achieved and the ongoing challenges:
"The more we work together, the more we want to explore music together. When I put our relationship in the context of our search for fresh ways of inspiring our existing audiences and our continued development of audiences abroad, it feels as if we have only just begun!"
Speaking about the Orchestra’s Anniversary Season, SCO Chief Executive Roy McEwan says:
“We’re delighted to be celebrating our 40th Anniversary by bringing together superb repertoire, a wonderful roster of guest artists and conductors, and of course our brilliant SCO players shining in both solo performances and ensemble playing. The best birthday gift we could have received is our Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati committing to the Orchestra for a further three years.”
More icing on the cake comes with the news that HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay is pleased to extend his patronage of the SCO through to 2017. The Prince became Patron of the Orchestra in 2000 and His Royal Highness’ continued commitment is generous recognition of the SCO’s achievements both at home and abroad in recent years.