Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Robin Ticciati
BBT Fellowship 2005

Robin Ticciati - Biography

Robin Ticciati was supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust between 2005 and 2007.  For an up to date biography go to

Robin Ticciati has been Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin since 2017 and Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera since 2014. He was Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 2009 to 2018.

Recent and future guest-conducting highlights include concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.

Opera projects include new productions of La damnation de Faust, Pelléas et Mélisande and La clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne and the BBC Proms; Peter Grimes at La Scala, Le nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival, and Eugene Onegin at both the Royal Opera House and The Metropolitan Opera.

His highly acclaimed discography includes Berlioz with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Haydn, Schumann, Berlioz and Brahms with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra; and Dvořák, Bruckner and Brahms with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. His most recent recording with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin features works by Duparc and Ravel.

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, aged fifteen, he turned to conducting 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.

Last updated: October 2018

It has been such an honour to receive this award from the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. As a young conductor growing up in London, it has provided me with not only a huge financial support, but also the opportunity to learn from one of the greatest living pianists, Mitsuko Uchida. Having the luxury to acquire scores, recordings, and books for projects that will happen later in my career has been a real blessing. The award has been instrumental in helping to start my new chamber orchestra and the advice offered by Susan Rivers is something that cannot be priced. Thanks to the BB Trust for making this all happen!

Photographs by Marco Borggreve