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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 and director Hugo imbibes all possible forms of creativity, whether it be performing premieres in Carnegie Hall, improvising with monks in India, or devising innovative programmes for O/Modernt. Alongside his passion to discover and learn from music of all ages and traditions, Hugo embraces contemporary music, performing works written for him in prestigious halls around the world.

He is also regularly asked to devise and present concerts with a unique twist at such halls, collaborating with, directing and conducting ensembles such as Basel Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and his own O/Modernt Orchestra. In 2018 he is artist-in-residence at Kings Place London and from 2019 has been appointed principal conductor of Orchestra da Camera di Perugia. Over forty works have been written for Hugo by eminent composers such as Erkki-Sven Tüür, Peteris Vasks and Albert Schnelzer. With a passion for chamber music, Hugo collaborates with artists such as Evelyn Glennie, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nils Landgren, Steven Isserlis, Angela Hewitt and Olli Mustonen.

Hugo frequently lectures on music-related subjects, most recently inspired by the work of the French philosopher, Henri Bergson.

His technical and musical command are extraordinary and his creative imagination is compelling. —Herald Scotland
It is very clear that Ticciati is one of tomorrow’s truly great musicians —Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
Upcoming Concerto Commissions
Upcoming Concerto Commissions

Erkki-Sven Tüür Violin Concerto (2018)
Jörgen Dafgård Violin Concerto (2018)
Arturs Maskats Concerto for Violin and Mezzo (2019)
Judith Weir Violin Concerto (2020)
Dobrinka Tabakova Violin Concerto (2020)
Peteris Vasks Violin Concerto (2021)

Concertos dedicated to Hugo
Concertos dedicated to Hugo

Victoria Borisova-Ollas Labyrinths of Love (2015)
Tobias Broström Samsara (2011)
Leonardo Coral Violin Concerto (2013)
Sergey Evtushenko Dreaming (2012)
Jill Jarman Mindstream (2015)
Sverre Indris Joner Con cierto toque de tango (2013)
Volodymyr Runchak ‘Key’ to the Treble Clef (2013)
David Sandström Seven Pieces for Violin (2016)
Albert Schnelzer Coupled Airs (2012)
Thomas Sleeper Violin Concerto (2013)

Concertos with Symphony Orchestra
Concertos with Symphony Orchestra

John Adams Violin Concerto
Samuel Barber 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
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 No. 1
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
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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Jarman, Mindstream
Jarman, Mindstream
Vasks, Distant Light
Vasks, Distant Light
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Broström, Samsara
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Sonic Philosophy