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. He held the position of Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) from 2009 to 2018, and was First Guest Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony from 2010 to 2013.
The young Briton with Italian roots is a regular guest conductor with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. In addition, his guest-conducting highlights include the Wiener Philharmoniker, Czech Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Staatskapelle Dresden.
Tours with the SCO have led Robin Ticciati through Europe and to Asia. In the 2014-15
season, he conducted a Europe tour of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, and in autumn 2016 he toured with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Anne-Sophie Mutter, performing concerts in Berlin, Munich, Paris and Vienna. In January 2019, he performed with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe “in memoriam Claudio Abbado” in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne und Salzburg. In the 2019-20 season, he conducted an Asia tour with the DSO consisting of a residency in Tokyo and concerts in China, followed by guest appearances, for instance in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Most recently, he performed with his orchestra in the scope of an anniversary tour in February 2022, including in the Seine Musicale in Paris and the Müpa Budapest.
As Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Robin Ticciati conducted new productions of Debussy’s ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’, Strauss’s ‘Der Rosenkavalier’ and Mozart’s ‘La finta giardiniera’, in addition to Mozart’s ‘Entführung aus dem Serail’, Dvořák’s ‘Rusalka’ 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 Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’. 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 and Tchaikovsky’s ‘Eugen Onegin’ at the Royal Opera House in London as well as at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where he also conducted Humperdinck’s ‘Hänsel und Gretel’.
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 have presented highly acclaimed recordings of works by Bruckner, Debussy, Duparc, Duruflé, Fauré, Rachmaninoff and Strauss. A seventh recording will be released on the Linn label in autumn 2022, with Mozart overtures and arias together with soprano Louise Alder. Ticciati’s discography also comprises Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, 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 opera recordings for Opus Arte.
Together with the DSO, during the 2020-21 season he realized a series of extraordinary.music films in co-production with EuroArts Music International and sounding images, including an elaborate production of Strauss’s ‘An Alpine Symphony’ as a musical and philosophical mountain tour with Reinhold Messner, which was presented, among others, on ‘DG Stage’, Deutsche Grammophon’s digital concert hall.
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, and in 2019 was admitted to the Order of the British Empire as ‘Officer’ (OBE) for services to music in the scope of the Queen’s birthday honours.
as at: March 2022