Robin Ticciati

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Robin Ticciati (born 16 April 1983, London) is a British conductor of Italian ancestry. His paternal grandfather, Niso Ticciati, was a composer and arranger. His father is a barrister, and his mother is a therapist. His older brother is a violinist, and his sister is a theology professor.[1]

As a youth, Ticciati studied violin, piano and percussion, and was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.[2] He began conducting at age 15 whilst attending St Paul's School. Ticciati read music at Clare College, University of Cambridge. Although Ticciati has not had any formal conducting training,[3] he counts Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Colin Davis among his conducting mentors.[4][5]

Ticciati founded the chamber ensemble Aurora, which gave its first concert in April 2005, the year in which he was also awarded a Borletti Buitoni Trust Fellowship. In June 2005 he was called to substitute Riccardo Muti for a night at the Teatro alla Scala, thus becoming its youngest conductor ever.[6] In January 2006, Ticciati became artistic advisor and chief conductor of the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, and concluded his Gävle tenure in May 2009.[4][7] In 2007, Ticciati became music director of Glyndebourne on Tour, and held the post through December 2009.[8]

Ticciati conducted the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) for the first time at Strathpeffer Pavilion, at the start of a summer 2008 Highlands concert tour.[9][10] In October 2008, the SCO announced the appointment of Ticciati as the orchestra's next principal conductor, effective as of the 2009-2010 season.[4][11] In October 2010, the SCO announced the extension of Ticciati's contract as principal conductor for an additional 3 years, through the 2014-2015 season.[12] In March 2013, the SCO further extended Ticciati's contract as principal conductor to 2018.[13] Ticcati and the SCO have recorded commercially for the Linn label.[14]

In 2009, Ticciati was named Principal Guest Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, effective with the 2010-2011 season, for an initial contract of 3 years.[15] In July 2011, Ticciati was announced as the seventh music director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, succeeding Vladimir Jurowski as of January 2014.[16][17] Ticciati is the first former music director of Glyndebourne on Tour to be named music director of the full Glyndebourne Opera company.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fiona Maddocks (2007-05-14). "Boy with a baton". The Evening Standard. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  2. ^ Tom Service (2010-08-19). "Robin Ticciati: Transcontinental maestro at 27". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  3. ^ Michael Tumelty (2009-07-29). "A young man on a baton charge to world acclaim". The Herald. Retrieved 2010-01-01. 
  4. ^ a b c Tim Cornwell (2008-10-10). "He's young and talented..and the future of classical music". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  5. ^ Phil Miller (2008-10-10). "'Exciting young conductor' to take over baton at Scottish orchestra". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  6. ^ http://archiviostorico.corriere.it/2005/giugno/24/inglese_Robin_Ticciati_posto_Muti_co_9_050624036.shtml
  7. ^ Karin Månsson (2009-05-10). "Bye bye Gävle". Arbetarbladet. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  8. ^ "Jakub Hrůša Appointed as Music Director for Glyndebourne on Tour" (Press release). Glyndebourne on Tour. 20 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  9. ^ Michael Tumelty (10 July 2008). "Classical: SCO". The Herald. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  10. ^ Rowena Smith (12 July 2008). "SCO/Ticciati (Pavilion, Strathpeffer)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  11. ^ "SCO announces new Principal Conductor - Robin Ticciati" (Press release). Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 10 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  12. ^ "Robin Ticciati extends contract until 2015" (Press release). Scottish Chamber Orchestra. October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  13. ^ "Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati extends contract until 2018" (Press release). Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  14. ^ Andrew Clements (2012-04-05). "Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique; Overture to Beatrice and Benedict – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  15. ^ "Jonathan Nott to extend contract until 2012, Robin Ticciati named Principal Guest Conductor" (Press release). Bamberger Symphoniker. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-21. 
  16. ^ "Robin Ticciati will be Festival Music Director from January 2014" (Press release). Glyndebourne Festival Opera. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  17. ^ Maeve Kennedy (2001-07-01). "Glyndebourne baton handed to Robin Ticciati". The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 

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Cultural offices
Preceded by
Petri Sakari
Chief Conductor, Gävle Symphony Orchestra
2006-2009
Succeeded by
Jaime Martín
Preceded by
Edward Gardner
Music Director, Glyndebourne on Tour
2007-2009
Succeeded by
Jakub Hrůša
Preceded by
Joseph Swensen
Principal Conductor, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2009-present
Succeeded by
incumbent
Preceded by
Vladimir Jurowski
Music Director, Glyndebourne Festival Opera
2014-present
Succeeded by
incumbent