Robin Ticciati is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since season 2009/10 and the Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera since Summer 2014. From the 2017-18 season he will assume the Music Directorship of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for an initial five-year term.
His season 2015/16 with the SCO featured a twin focus on Brahms and the Second Viennese School. Together they have toured extensively in Europe and Asia, and made regular appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival. Their latest recording for Linn Records, which features Haydn symphonies, was released in September 2015 to rave reviews, with particular praise for its energy and the originality of its programming.
Guest conducting projects over the next two seasons include return engagements with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig, Staatskapelle Dresden, DSO-Berlin, 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.
Aside from Glyndebourne, recent opera projects of Ticciati include new productions of Peter Grimes at la Scala Milan, Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival, Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House, and a Metropolitan Opera debut with Hänsel und Gretel. He will return to the Met in 2017.
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. He was recently appointed ‘Sir Colin Davis Fellow of Conducting’ by the Royal Academy of Music.