6.2.08

Discover the... 24 years old maestro: ROBIN TICCIATI

With the opening of the 2007/08 season, Robin Ticciati enters his second year as Music Director and Artistic Advisor to the Gävle Symphony Orchestra (Sweden) and continues as Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour (GOT), a position he assumed in January, 2007.

A violinist, pianist and percussionist by training, London-born 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 Mass in D minor. He also conducted Mozart’s “Bastien and Bastienne”.

His career has progressed rapidly with recent engagements including the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, as well as acclaimed opera revivals in Stuttgart and Zürich and a new production in Klagenfurt. With his Filarmonica della Scala debut in June 2005, Ticciati became the youngest conductor to conduct at La Scala, Milan. He conducted Mozart’s “Il sogno di Scipione” in Salzburg in the summer of 2006, becoming the youngest debut conductor in the history of this famed Austrian festival. The performance was later released by Deutsche Grammophon (0734249) worldwide. He made debut appearances in the 2006/07 season with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and had reengagements that season with Filarmonica della Scala, the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Ticciati’s forthcoming projects include Verdi’s “Macbeth” at Glyndebourne in autumn 2007, Britten’s “Rape of Lucretia” at the Vienna Konzerthaus with Ian Bostridge and Angelika Kirschlager and debut symphonic engagements with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2002, as a member of the National Youth Orchestra, Ticciati won the Arthur Belgin Medal for Most Outstanding Musician of the Year. In 2005 he was the recipient of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.

source: Askonas Holt

And he is 24 years old!!!

ALSO...
  • He has just become music director of Glyndebourne on Tour.
  • He's been receiving advice on his conducting from Colin Davis and Simon Rattle.
  • He only left Cambridge two years ago.

LISTEN...


to him through BBC3: He makes his debut conducting Northern Sinfonia in a programme of Brahms, Strauss and Elgar.

Playlist:

Elgar: Serenade for string orchestra, Op 20, in Em
Strauss: Duett-concertino for clarinet, bassoon, string orch. & harp, AV 147; Prelude from Capriccio
Brahms: Serenade No 1, Op 11, in D

Christopher Richards (clarinet)
Stephen Reay (bassoon)
Northern Sinfonia
Robin Ticciati (conductor)

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