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 is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker. Highlights among future guest appearances include debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Munich, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He will also return to the London Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Filarmonica della Scala and Los Angeles Philharmonic. Robin Ticciati balances orchestral engagements with extensive work in the opera house. This year alone he is conducting Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne, Nozze di Figaro at the Salzburg Festival, and Hansel and Gretel for his Metropolitan Opera debut. Future plans include new productions of Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House, Peter Grimes for his debut at La Scala Milan, Nozze di Figaro at Glyndebourne and Don Giovanni at Opernhaus Zürich. In July 2011 he was appointed Music Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera from January 2014. Past operatic projects include Die Fledermaus, Macbeth, and Jenufa as Music Director of Glyndebourne on Tour, Così fan Tutte and Hansel and Gretel at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Mozart’s Il Sogno di Scipione for his Salzburg Festival debut in 2006. Robin Ticciati’s debut recording, featuring choral works by Brahms (Nänie, Gesang der Parzen, Alto Rhapsody, Schicksalslied) with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and Bamberger Symphoniker, was released on the Tudor label in Autumn 2010 to universal critical acclaim. 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.

Last updated: July 2011

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