Congratulations to Robin Ticciati!
Congratulations to our Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati who has been appointed Principal Conductor and Music Director at the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester (DSO), Berlin starting from the 2017/18 season. This consolidates Robin’s Portfolio as Principal Conductor with a Chamber (Scottish Chamber Orchestra), Symphony (DSO) and Opera Company (Glyndebourne).
DSO Orchestra Committee Member Matthias Kühnle explained the appointment in terms very familiar to us at the SCO: “The Chemistry between Robin Ticciati and our orchestra was great from the outset.” DSO Managing Director Alexander Steinbeis commented that a key factor in the decision to appoint Robin is his imaginative programming with the SCO.
Robin will be the eighth in succession of esteemed conductors at the DSO - Ferenc Fricsay, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kent Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher and Tugan Sokhiev.
Roy McEwan, Chief Executive of the SCO comments: “It’s fantastic for Robin to achieve this new engagement at the DSO. We appointed him as Principal Conductor in 2009 when he was just 26 years old and we knew then had the depth of musicianship to become one of the leading conductors of his generation. We feel very lucky to continue our strong relationship with Robin, performing together across Scotland and overseas.”
Robin is just beginning his third three-year contract as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This season he performs with us for 6 weeks of the season, presenting the Brahms Series. This includes the symphonies and Requiem and he brings with him some of the world’s leading soloists – Isabelle Faust, Lars Vogt, Steven Isserlis, Dorothea Röschmann, Alina Ibragimova, Kate Royal and Matthias Goerne. We will also record a second volume of Haydn Symphonies together, due to be released in 2016.