Robin Ticciati is in his fifth season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He will begin his tenure as Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2014.
Robin Ticciati’s 2013/14 season with the SCO features concerts at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, as well as a two week tour of Asia with Maria Joao Pires as soloist. He and the SCO will also embark on their first symphonic cycle with a focus on Schumann’s symphonies. This will be performed in concerts across Scotland and recorded by Linn Records for a series of discs to be released in 2015/16.
Robin Ticciati’s guest conducting engagements this season include debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich and return engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic. After four years as Principal Guest Conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker, he will also return to the orchestra for concerts and recordings. Highlights of future seasons include a European tour with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, projects with the Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Symphoniker, Filarmonica della Scala, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as debuts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Orchestre National de France.
Robin Ticciati balances orchestral engagements with extensive work in the opera house. Recent projects included new productions of Peter Grimes at la Scala Milan, Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival and Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House, and a Metropolitan Opera debut with Hänsel und Gretel which led to an immediate re-invitation.
In 2014, he will take up the post 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. He will open the season with a new production of Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, and will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for Glyndebourne’s first ever production of Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera. 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 two Berlioz discs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on Linn Records (Symphonie Fantastique - Les Nuits d'Été; La Mort de Cléopâtre, Roméo et Juliette) which both received unanimous critical acclaim, as well as two Brahms discs with the Bamberger Symphoniker for Tudor Records one of 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.