Robin Ticciati is the successor to Tugan Sokhiev in heading up the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. The 32-year old Englishman will take on the position as Principal Conductor and Music Director of the orchestra in Germany’s capital starting in the 2017-18 season.
On November 12th's press conference at Villa Elisabeth Robin Ticciati was introduced to the Berlin press and signed a five-year contract – together with roc berlin's managing director Thomas Kipp and in the presence of the orchestra's board and DSO's managing director Alexander Steinbeis.
In September 2014 the Principal Conductor of Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Music director at Glyndebourne Festival Opera gave his debut concert with DSO conducting Anton Bruckner‘s ›Romantic‹ Symphony. This season will see him returning to the orchestra on February 28th 2016 – together with violinist Vilde Frang and music by Debussy, Korngold, Ravel and Widmann.
Biography: Robin Ticciati
Robin Ticciati has been Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since the 2009-10 season and the Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera since the summer of 2014. From the 2017-18 season he will 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, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Swedish Radio Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as debuts with the Czech Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg.
2013-14 projects included a European tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and a major residency project at Vienna's Konzerthaus featuring the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Symphony, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Wiener Symphoniker.
For his first two seasons as Glyndebourne Music Director, Robin Ticciati conducted new productions of ›Rosenkavalier‹ and ›Finta Giardiniera‹, ›Entführung aus dem Serail‹ and a revival of a Ravel double-bill with ›L’Heure Espagnole‹ and ›L’Enfant et les Sortilèges‹. 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 his Metropolitan Opera debut with ›Hänsel und Gretel‹. He will return to the Met in 2017.
Robin Ticciati is in his 7th season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. His 2015-16 season with the SCO will feature a twin focus on Brahms and the Second Viennese School. Together they have toured extensively in Europe and Asia and make regular appearances 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 ›L'Enfance du Christ‹ with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Linn), Dvořák’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.