Robin Ticciati has been the Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin 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 35-year old 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, as well as to the Edinburgh International Festival. 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 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, both in the context of a residency with the Concertgebouw Orchestra as well as with the London Symphony Orchestra, the SCO and the Vienna Symphony.
As Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Robin Ticciati conducted new productions of Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ and Mozart’s ‘La finta giardiniera’, in addition to Mozart’s ‘Entführung aus dem Serail’ and a Ravel evening with ‘L’heure espagnole’ and ‘L'enfant et les sortilèges’. In the current season he is conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a new production of Debussy’s ‚Pelléas et Mélisande’ (directed by Stefan Herheim) and the revival of Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’. In addition, 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 ‘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 Schumann’s and 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 their highly acclaimed debut CD with works by Debussy and Fauré in September 2017; a second recording with French music by Ravel and Duparc will be released by the same label in September 2018. 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.