Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin © Kai BienertOn Tour 12.02.20-19.02.20

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Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

For more than 70 years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) has distinguished itself as one of Germany's leading orchestras. The number of renowned music directors, the scope and variety of its work, and its particular emphasis on modern and...

For more than 70 years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (DSO Berlin) has distinguished itself as one of Germany's leading orchestras. The number of renowned music directors, the scope and variety of its work, and its particular emphasis on modern and contemporary music, makes the ensemble unique. Founded as the RIAS Symphony Orchestra in 1946, it was renamed the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin in 1956 and has borne its current name since 1993.

 


 

At the beginning of the 2017-18 season Robin Ticciati took on the position as music director, carrying on a great tradition. As the first music director, Ferenc Fricsay defined the standards in terms of repertoire, acoustic ideal and media presence. In 1964, the young Lorin Maazel assumed artistic responsibility. In 1982, he was followed by Riccardo Chailly and in 1989 by Vladimir Ashkenazy. Kent Nagano was appointed music director in 2000. Since his departure in 2006, he has been associated with the orchestra as an honorary conductor.

 

From 2007 to 2010, as the successor to Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher set decisive accents in the concert life of the capital with progressive programmes and consistent commitment to the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since September 2012, the North Ossetian Tugan Sokhiev has been music director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin.

 

Apart from its concerts in Berlin, the DSO is also present in many guest appearances in international music life. The orchestra has held performances in the major concert halls of Europe, North and South America, the Near, Middle and Far East. The DSO is also in demand worldwide with many award-winning CD recordings. In 2011, it was awarded a Grammy Award for the best opera recording for the production of Kaija Saariaho's ›L'amour de loin‹ conducted by Kent Nagano. In September 2017 the first CD of the DSO and Robin Ticciati has been released on the Linn Records label.

 

The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is an ensemble of the Radio Orchestra and Choirs GmbH (roc berlin). The shareholders are Deutschlandradio, the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Berlin and Radio Berlin-Brandenburg.

 

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Conductor

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Robin Ticciati

Robin Ticciati has been Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since the 2009-10 season and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera since the summer of 2014. He took up his position as Music Director of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester...

Robin Ticciati has been Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since the 2009-10 season and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera since the summer of 2014. He took up his position as Music Director of Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in September 2017.

 


 

In the current and next seasons, the 34-year old conductor will return to Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Staatskapelle Dresden, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Vienna Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Czech Philharmonie. In November 2016 he toured with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Anne­ Sophie Mutter, performing concerts at Vienna's Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie,the Gasteig in Munich and Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris. In the 2014-15 season Robin Ticciati led a European tour of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and could be heard at the Konzerthaus in Vienna in the context of a residency with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony. From 2010 to 2013 he was First Guest Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony.

 

During his first two seasons as Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival, Robin Ticciati conducted new productions of Strauss's 'Der Rosenkavalier’ and Mozart's 'La finta giardiniera', Mozart's 'Entführung aus dem Serail' and a revival of the Ravel double bill with 'L'heure espagnole' and 'L'enfant et les sortileges'. In the current season he will conduct the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a new production of Mozart's 'La clemenza  di Tito'  (directed  by Claus Guth). Besides Glyndebourne, in the recent past Robin Ticciati conducted Britten's 'Peter Grimes' at La Scala in Milan, Mozart's 'Le nozze di Figaro' at the Salzburg Festival, Tchaikovsky's 'Eugen Onegin' at the Royal Opera House in London, and gave  his debut  at the Metropolitan Opera in New York with Humperdinck's 'Hänsel und Gretel'. In March 2017 he successfully returned to the Met with Tchaikovsky's 'Eugen Onegin'.

 

In his eighth season as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) Robin Ticciati focused on contemporary composers, as well as works by Bruckner, Mozart and Strauss and in the forthcoming 17/18 season the backbone of his programme will be Dvořák.  Tours have led him with SCO through Europe and to Asia, as well as the Edinburgh International Festival. Their recordings on the Linn Records label - symphonies by Haydn, two Berlioz albums and a complete recording of Schumann's symphonies - received numerous awards and were enthusiastically received by the critics. Robin Ticciati and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin presented their debut CD with works by Debussy and Faure in September 2017, also on the Linn Records label.

 

Robin Ticciati's discography also includes Berlioz's 'L'Enfance du Christ' with the Swedish Radio

Symphony Orchestra (Linn Records), Dvořák's Ninth Symphony   Bruckner’s Mass in F minor and a Brahms recording with the Bamberger Symphoniker and the Choir of the Bayerischer Rundfunk (Tudor), as well as a number of opera recordings for Opus Arte and the house label of the Glyndebourne Festivals.

 

Robin Ticciati was born in London and trained first as a violinist, pianist and percussionist. He played in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain until he turned to conducting at the age of 15. His mentors and patrons include Sir Colin Davis and Sir Simon Rattle. In 2014 he was appointed the ‘Sir Colin Davis Fellow of Conducting’ at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

 

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Soloist

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Jan Lisiecki, Piano

Just 22, pianist Jan Lisiecki is recognized as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Acclaimed for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound and poetic sensibility, he is “a pianist who makes every note count.” (The New York Times)....

Just 22, pianist Jan Lisiecki is recognized as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Acclaimed for his extraordinary interpretive maturity, distinctive sound and poetic sensibility, he is “a pianist who makes every note count.” (The New York Times). Lisiecki’s insightful interpretations, refined technique, and natural affinity for art give him a musical voice that belies his age.


 

Lisiecki performs with the world’s most prestigious orchestras on major stages, and has cultivated relationships with prominent conductors including Sir Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Harding, and Pinchas Zukerman. His fourth album for Deutsche Grammophon presents Chopin’s seldom performed works for piano and orchestra with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and Krzysztof Urbański. For this recording, Jan received the ECHO Klassik in August 2017, Germany’s most significant classical music award.

 

An example of recent highlights include his BBC Proms debut with Sir Antonio Pappano at Royal Albert Hall, his debut in the main auditorium at New York’s Carnegie Hall with the Philadelphia Orchestra, performances with the New York Philharmonic and Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, subscription debuts with Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony and a performance in the opening festival of the new Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. He just recently made his debut with Valery Gergiev and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017/18, Jan will open the season with Toronto Symphony Orchestra, return to DSO Berlin and Santa Cecilia and perform with Boston Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra.

In 2013 he became the youngest ever recipient of Gramophone’s Young Artist award, and also received the Leonard Bernstein Award at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Jan Lisiecki is an exclusive recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon.

 

“Jan Lisiecki. Remember the name.” - The Financial Times.

 

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