Robin Ticciati has been announced today as the next Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, a tenure which will begin in September 2017.
The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin was founded in 1947 and is one of Europe’s most highly regarded ensembles. Ticciati is the eighth in a succession of esteemed chief conductors at the DSO beginning with Ferenc Fricsay, and followed by Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Kent Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher and Tugan Sokhiev, who steps down at the end of the current season.
Robin Ticciati comments: “It is a great honour and a pleasure for me to assume artistic responsibility for the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin starting in September 2017. The first time I had the opportunity to work with the musicians of this top ensemble last year, I was immediately fascinated by the flexibility of their playing, the richness of their sound and the high level of dedication of each individual. That’s what I’m always looking for—and I found it here. As performing musicians our aim is to make a positive difference – however small or big – in the lives of those who listen and take part. I am therefore thrilled at the prospect of becoming part of, and engaging with the vibrant and colourful community in Berlin, not only through our subscription concerts but also through the DSO’s education and outreach projects.”
Robin Ticciati is currently beginning his seventh season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra – where he is contracted to the end of the 2017/18 season. He has taken the ensemble into new, as well as familiar, symphonic territory and their performances in the concert hall and the recording studio have been met with great critical acclaim. He is also Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, a position he took up in 2014.
Guest conducting projects over the next two seasons include return engagements with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Staatskapelle Dresden, Wiener Symphoniker, Swedish Radio Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, as well as debuts with the Czech Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg.