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 Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera since the summer of 2014. He will take up his position as Music Director of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for at least five years starting in the 2017-18 season.
In the current and next seasons, the 34-year old conductor will return to Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Staatskapelle Dresden, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Vienna Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Czech Philharmonic. In November 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 Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. In the 2014-15 season Robin Ticciati led a European tour of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and could be heard at the Konzerthaus in Vienna in the context of a residency with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony. From 2010 to 2013 he was First Guest Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony.
During his first two seasons as Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival, Robin Ticciati conducted new productions of Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ and Mozart’s ‘La finta giardiniera’, Mozart’s ‘Entführung aus dem Serail’ and a revival of the Ravel double bill with ‘L’heure espagnole’ and ‘L'enfant et les sortilèges’. In the current season he will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a new production of Mozart’s ‘La clemenza di Tito’ (directed by Claus Guth). Besides Glyndebourne, in the recent past Robin Ticciati conducted Britten’s ‘Peter Grimes’ at La Scala in Milan, Mozart’s ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ at the Salzburg Festival, Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugen Onegin’ at the Royal Opera House in London, and gave his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with Humperdinck’s ‘Hänsel und Gretel’. In March 2017 he successfully returned to the Met with Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugen Onegin’.
In his eighth season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) Robin Ticciati focused on contemporary composers, as well as works by Bruckner, Mozart and Strauss and in the forthcoming 17/18 season the backbone of his programme will be Dvořák Tours have led him with SCO through Europe and to Asia, as well as the Edinburgh International Festival. Their recordings on the Linn Records label – symphonies by Haydn, two Berlioz albums and a complete recording of Schumann’s symphonies – received numerous awards and were enthusiastically received by the critics. Robin Ticciati and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin will present their debut CD with works by Debussy and Fauré in September 2017, also on the Linn Records label.
Robin Ticciati’s discography also includes Berlioz’s ‘L'Enfance du Christ’ with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Linn Records), 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 Festivals.
Robin Ticciati was born in London and trained first as a violinist, pianist and percussionist. He played in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain until he turned 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. [as at: April 2017]