Robin Ticciati Renews Contract with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester

By Francisco Salazar

Robin Ticciati has renewed his contract as Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

The conductor, who has held the position of Chief Conductor and Music Director since the 2017-18 season, will continue in his post beyond 2022 for another five years.

Under Ticciati, the DSO’s repertoire has expanded and new presentation forms, unusual concert venues, and exceptional projects like playing on gut strings and free improvisation, have been introduced.

In a statement, Robin Ticciati said, “No-one can hide the fact that the next years for classical music will be very difficult to navigate: we will have to fight our corner with ever stronger passion. Symphonic orchestras must continue to question their own identity, inner creativity and ways of touching as many people as possible. It is the wonderful, logical step now for me to renew my special ties to this maverick band, the DSO, in Berlin. They want to risk and be pushed. Their thirst to evolve, to progress the model of what a radio orchestra actually can be, for Germany and the wider world, is a beautiful thing to be part of – I look forward to the years ahead. There is a lot more to achieve for everyone involved.”

Ticciati is also the Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival and has conducted at the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House, Salzburg Festival, and Bamberg Symphony.