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Born London.

English conductor

A violinist, pianist and percussionist by training, Robin Ticciati turned to conducting at the age of 15 under the guidance of Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle, while still a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. During his studies at St Paul’s School he conducted the John Colet Singers in a number of works culminating in a performance of Mozart’s Kyrie in D minor. In 2005 he was the recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

With the opening of the 2009/10 season, Robin Ticciati began his tenure as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber, followed shortly by his appointment as Principal Guest Conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker.

Highlights in the 2009/10 Season also included a debut with the London Symphony Orchestra, a US orchestra debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and numerous guest engagements including the Toronto Symphony, Danish National and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestras, Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig and Rotterdam Philharmonic. Forthcoming seasons include debuts with the Concertgebouw, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras.

Ticciati balances his orchestral engagements with extensive work in the opera house. He was Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour 2006-2009 and conducted Verdi’s Macbeth as well as Hansel and Gretel at the Glyndebourne Festival. Le nozze di Figaro followed in 2011, with a performance also being given at the BBC Proms. He conducted Mozart’s Il sogno di Scipione at Salzburg in the summer of 2006, becoming the youngest debut conductor in the history of that festival. Past operatic projects also include Britten’s Rape of Lucretia with Ian Bostridge and Angelika Kirchschlager on a European tour, and a Salzburg production of Le Nozze di Figaro with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on tour in Japan. At the beginning of 2012 he made his debut at the New York Met with Hansel and Gretel.

Future seasons will see his return to Glyndebourne (Don Giovanni), the Royal Opera House (Eugene Onegin), and the Salzburg Festival (Le Nozze di Figaro), as well as his debut at La Scala Milan (Peter Grimes).

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