Robin Ticciati OBE has been the Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO) since the 2017/18 season. In the summer of 2014 he took on the role of Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. From 2009 to 2017 he held the position of Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO), and from 2010 to 2013 was First Guest Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony.
The young Briton with Italian roots has in the recent past conducted such renowned orchestras as the Vienna Symphony, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France and the Czech Philharmonic.
Tours with the SCO have led Robin Ticciati through Europe and to Asia. In the autumn of 2016 he toured with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Anne-Sophie Mutter, performing concerts at Vienna’s Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie, the Gasteig in Munich and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. In January 2019, he could be heard with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe “in memoriam Claudio Abbado” in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne und Salzburg. In the current season he will conduct an Asia tour with the DSO, namely a residency in Tokyo and concerts in South Korea and China, followed by other guest appearances, for instance in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and in the Philharmonic Halls of Cologne and Munich.
As Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Robin Ticciati conducted new productions of Claude Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Richard Strauss’s “Der Rosenkavalier” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera”, in addition to Mozart’s “Entführung aus dem Serail” and a Maurice Ravel evening with “L’heure espagnole” and “L’enfant et les sortilèges”. In the 2018/19 season he is conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra in new productions of Hector Berlioz’ “La damnation de Faust” and Antonín Dvořáks’ “Rusalka”. In addition, in the recent past Robin Ticciati conducted Benjamin Britten’s “Peter Grimes” at La Scala in Milan, Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” at the Salzburg Festival, Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin” at the Royal Opera House in London, and Engelbert Humperdincks “Hänsel und Gretel” and Tchaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Numerous CD recordings with Robin Ticciati have been released by Linn Records, including Haydn symphonies, two Berlioz albums and a complete recording of Robert Schumann’s and Johannes Brahms’s symphonies with the SCO, as well as Berlioz’s “L’Enfance du Christ” with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. These were all enthusiastically received by the critics and won numerous awards. Also with Linn Records, Robin Ticciati and the DSO presented highly acclaimed recordings of works by Anton Bruckner, Claude Debussy, Henri Duparc and Gabriel Fauré. In September 2019 another recording will be released with Debussy’s “Trois nocturnes” and Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem. Ticciati’s discography also comprises Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, Bruckner’s Mass in F minor and a Brahms recording with the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Choir of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Tudor), as well as a number of opera recordings for Opus Arte and the house label of the Glyndebourne Festival.
Robin Ticciati was born in London in 1983 and trained first as a violinist, pianist and percussionist. He played in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain until turning to conducting at the age of 15. His mentors and patrons include Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle. In 2014 he was appointed the Sir Colin Davis Fellow of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Robin Ticciati was recently awarded an OBE for services to music in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
As of May 2020