Robin Ticciati

Principal Conductor

Ticciati, Robin 2016:17 (2)

Robin Ticciati is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since season 2009/10 and the Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera since Summer 2014. From the 2017-18 season he will also assume the Music Directorship of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for an initial five-year term.

Guest conducting projects over the next two seasons include return engagements with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Staatskapelle Dresden, DSO-Berlin, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Wiener Symphoniker, Swedish Radio Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He will embark on an extensive European tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Anne-Sophie Mutter to cities including Vienna (Musikverein), Berlin (Philharmonie), Munich (Gasteig) and Paris (Theatre des Champs Elysees).

For his first two seasons as Glyndebourne Music Director, Robin Ticciati conducted new productions of Rosenkavalier and Finta Giardiniera, Entführung and a revival of a Ravel double-bill with L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les Sortileges. His third season will see him conduct a new production of La clemenza di Tito. Aside from Glyndebourne, recent opera projects include new productions of Peter Grimes at la Scala Milan, Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival, Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House, and a Metropolitan Opera debut with Hänsel und Gretel. He will return to the Met in Spring 2017 with a production of Onegin.

Robin Ticciati is in his 8th season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. His season 2016/17 with the SCO will seek to grow their focus on living composers both from Britain and further afield, as well as the music of Mozart, Strauss and Bruckner. This season will see them touring to Europe and Asia and appearing at the Edinburgh International Festival. Their latest recording for Linn Records, which features Haydn symphonies, was released in September 2015 to rave reviews, with particular praise for its energy and the originality of its programming. The other three albums they have recorded for Linn - two Berlioz discs (Symphonie Fantastique; Les Nuits d'Été and La Mort de Cléopâtre) and a double album featuring Schumann’s four symphonies - have attracted unanimous critical acclaim.

Robin Ticciati’s discography also includes Berlioz Roméo et Juliette and L'Enfance du Christ with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Linn), Dvorak’s Symphony No.9, Bruckner’s Mass No.3 and a Brahms disc with the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Tudor), as well as a number of opera releases on Opus Arte and on Glyndebourne’s own label.

Born in London, Robin Ticciati is a violinist, pianist and percussionist by training. He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain when he turned to conducting, aged 15, under the guidance of Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle. He was recently appointed ‘Sir Colin Davis Fellow of Conducting’ by the Royal Academy of Music. 

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