Robin Ticciati balances orchestral engagements with extensive work in the opera house. His past operatic projects have included Verdi’s “Macbeth” and “Hänsel & Gretel” at Glyndebourne, Britten’s “Rape of Lucretia” with Ian Bostridge and Angelika Kirschlager on European tour and the Salzburg production of “The Marriage of Figaro” with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on tour in Japan. He has made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with “Hänsel & Gretel” and will return to Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House in future seasons, most notably with “Jenufa” and a reprise of “Hänsel & Gretel”.
With his Filarmonica della Scala debut in June 2005, Ticciati became the youngest conductor to conduct at La Scala, Milan and has multiple reinvitations for the future. 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.
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 Kyrie in D minor.
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.