Robin Ticciati will take over Glyndebourne
06 July 2011
Only weeks after Gramophone named him as one of the 10 new conductors "on the verge of greatness", Robin Ticciati has been announced as the next music director of the Glyndebourne Festival. The 27 year-old, a protégé of Sir Colin Davis, is due to take over from Vladimir Jurowski in January 2014.
That year will also mark the tenth anniversary of his Glyndebourne debut, when he was assistant conductor for Mozart's Die Zauberflöte for Glyndebourne On Tour. Ticciati has been nurtured by the company over the years, and in 2007 took over the festival's touring arm.
In a statement, Glyndebourne's general director David Pickard said, "None of us will forget the excitement when, as a 21-year-old assistant conductor on Die Zauberflöte in 2004, Robin Ticciati stood in the pit at Glyndebourne for the first time and conducted the overture. Those who were present at this rehearsal were in no doubt of his exceptional talent."
One of the world's most in-demand young conductors, Ticciati is also principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. The SCO and Linn have great expectations for Robin Ticciati and look forward to working with this extraordinarily talented conductor as his career develops. For more information about the SCO or to see Ticciati conduct the SCO, click here.