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Hugo Ticciati

A rare ability to convey a profound understanding of the music and shed light on its spiritual intent

—Arvo Pärt

‘Drawn into a world of magic’

As violinist, leader and conductor, Hugo Ticciati imbibes all possible forms of creativity, whether it be performing world premieres in the most prestigious venues around the world, improvising with monks in India, or devising innovative programmes for O/Modernt Orchestra and Festival which he founded in 2011. Alongside his passion to discover and learn from the music of previous epochs and non-western traditions, Hugo embraces the world of contemporary music. To date, over forty works have been written for and dedicated to him by a host of eminent composers, including Erkki-Sven Tüür, Pēteris Vasks, Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Albert Schnelzer, Judith Weir and Dobrinka Tabakova.

As the Artistic Director of his own O/Modernt Orchestra, and Artistic Partner with Manchester Camerata, Hugo collaborates regularly with Kremerata Baltica, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra da Camera di Perugia. Most recently, he has been invited to work with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and Vienna Chamber Orchestra.

Gaining a growing reputation for his innovative and adventurous programming, Hugo is frequently asked to devise and present concerts and festivals with a unique twist. This has led to ongoing collaborations with Wigmore Hall and Kings Place in London. Pursuing his passion for chamber music, Hugo has developed special artistic partnerships with members of the O/Modernt Soloists as well as other internationally renowned artists, notably Evelyn Glennie, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nils Landgren, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt and Olli Mustonen.

Hugo frequently gives master-classes and lectures on music-related subjects both at Scandinavia’s leading specialist music school Lilla Akademien, where he holds the post of Deputy Artistic Director, and other educational institutions around the world.

His technical and musical command are extraordinary and his creative imagination is compelling. —Herald Scotland
One of the most gifted young artistic directors that I have encountered. His interweaving of themes results in the most unexpected and joyful musical experience. It’s sheer pleasure to sit through a concert put together by Hugo. —John Gilhooly OBE, Director of Wigmore Hall
Upcoming Concerto Commissions
Upcoming Concerto Commissions

Peteris Vasks Violin Concerto (2021)
Dobrinka Tabakova Violin Concerto (2021)

Concertos dedicated to Hugo
Concertos dedicated to Hugo

Arturs Maskats 'Summer Dreams' – Concerto for Violin and Mezzo-soprano on the texts by Emily Dickinson (2020)
Erkki-Sven Tüür Concerto for Violin, Percussion and String Orchestra (2018)
Jörgen Dafgård Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra (2018)
David Sandström Seven Pieces for Violin (2016)
Jill Jarman Mindstream (2015)
Victoria Borisova-Ollas Labyrinths of Love (2015)
Leonardo Coral Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2013)
Sverre Indris Joner Con cierto toque de tango (2013)
Volodymyr Runchak ‘Key’ to the Treble Clef (2013)
Thomas Sleeper Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra (2013)
Albert Schnelzer Coupled Airs (2012)
Sergey Evtushenko Dreaming (2012)
Tobias Broström Samsara (2011)

Concertos with Symphony Orchestra
Concertos with Symphony Orchestra

John Adams Violin Concerto
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto Op. 61
Béla Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
Johannes Brahms Concerto for Violin & Cello Op. 102
Tobias Broström Violin Concerto
Alban Berg Violin Concerto
Philip Glass Violin Concerto
Anders Hillborg Violin Concerto No.1
Giya Kancheli Lament
György Ligeti Violin Concerto
Bo Linde Concerto for Violin Op. 18
Witold Lutoslawski Partita / Chain 2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Complete Violin Concertos
Krzysztof Penderecki Metamorphosen
Sergey Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Op. 63
Wolfgang Rihm Gesungene Zeit
Igor Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Toru Takemitsu Far Calls. Coming, Far!

Works with String Orchestra
Works with String Orchestra

Lera Auerbach Dialogues with Stabat Mater / Suite Concertante
Johann Sebastian Bach Complete Violin Concertos
Karl Amadeus Hartmann Concerto Funèbre
Tigran Manssurjan Concerto for Violin and Cello
Arturs Maskats 'Concerto Grosso'
Astor Piazzolla Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
Alfred Schnittke Violin Sonata with Chamber Orchestra
Rodion Shchedrin Concerto Cantabile
Toru Takemitsu Nostalghia
Peteris Vasks Distant Light / Vox Amoris / Lonely Angel
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons

Works with Symphonic Wind Band
Works with Symphonic Wind Band

Alban Berg Chamber Concerto
Nigel Clarke Black Fire
Kurt Weill Concerto for Violin Op. 11

Hugo Ticciati is one of the most gifted young artistic directors that I have encountered. His interweaving of themes results in the most unexpected and joyful musical experience. It’s sheer pleasure to sit through a concert put together by Hugo. —John Gilhooly OBE, Director of Wigmore Hall
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

Violinist Hugo Ticciati is so full of music and expressive power ... that he makes everything vibrate with excitement.

The Arts Desk, London

Ticciati showed his directing, for which read conducting, instinct as leader with the most perfect openings and endings of movements, the mark of real greatness in music-making.

Lidköping Times, Sweden

The audience at Saint Nicolai was in the midst of something truly heavenly when Hugo performed … insight, fantasy and technical brilliance … it was as though one was drawn into a world of magic.

BBC Music Magazine

Dazzling wide-ranging recital played with captivating sensitivity

The Strad

Ticciati’s extraordinarily vivid playing holds it all together expertly

Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin

It is very clear that Ticciati is one of tomorrow’s truly great musicians

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P. Vasks: Distant Light
P. Vasks: Distant Light
E.S. Tüür: Violin Concerto No. 2 ('Angel's Share')
E.S. Tüür: Violin Concerto No. 2 ('Angel's Share')
J. Jarman: Mindstream
J. Jarman: Mindstream
A. Pärt: Tabula Rasa
A. Pärt: Tabula Rasa
A. Maskats: 'Concerto Grosso'
A. Maskats: 'Concerto Grosso'
J. Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 (excerpt)
J. Sibelius: Symphony No. 1 (excerpt)
W. A. Mozart: Requiem (excerpt)
W. A. Mozart: Requiem (excerpt)
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 45 'Farewell' (excerpt)
J. Haydn: Symphony No. 45 'Farewell' (excerpt)