Robin Ticciati is in his third season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker.
Robin Ticciati’s guest conducting engagements this season include the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the Filarmonica della Scala. Highlights among future plans include re-invitations from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Wiener Symphoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as debut projects with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.
He has just returned from an extensive European tour with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Maria Joao Pires as soloist, which included highly acclaimed appearances at the Bozar Brussels, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Konzerthaus Vienna, Alte Oper Frankfurt, KKL Lucerne, and the Barbican Centre in London. Three further international tours are scheduled with the SCO: Austria and Japan in 2014, and a tour across Europe in 2015.
Robin Ticciati balances orchestral engagements with extensive work in the opera house. This season alone he will conduct new productions of Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House and Don Giovanni at the Opernhaus Zürich. In 11/12 he conducted highly acclaimed new productions of Peter Grimes at la Scala Milan and Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival, and his Metropolitan Opera debut with Hänsel und Gretel led to an immediate re-invitation.
In 2014, he will begin tenure as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, becoming only the seventh conductor to hold this post in the festival’s 77 year history, following on from Fritz Busch, Vittorio Gui, John Pritchard, Bernard Haitink, Andrew Davis and Vladimir Jurowski. His association with Glyndebourne began in 2004 as Assistant Conductor for performances of Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne on Tour, aged just 21 years old. Since then Robin’s collaboration with Glyndebourne has included four productions for Glyndebourne on Tour and four productions for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, including performances of Hänsel und Gretel, Macbeth, Jenufa, Die Fledermaus, Don Giovanni, and most recently Nozze di Figaro.
Robin Ticciati’s discography includes his first recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, released in 2012 on Linn Records to unanimous critical acclaim, as well as two Brahms discs with the Bamberger Symphoniker for Tudor Records: Haydn Variations and Serenade No.1, and, joined by the Bavarian Radio Chorus, an album of choral works (Nänie, Gesang der Parzen, Alto Rhapsody, Schicksalslied) which attracted Germany’s prestigious Echo Klassik award.
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.