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 Chamber 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 and Dobrinka Tabakova.
Being the Artistic Director of O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra, Hugo collaborates regularly with Kremerata Baltica, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and Camerata Strumentale "Città di Prato". His other most recent and upcoming highlights include performances with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, as well as Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Kammerakademie Potsdam and Tapiola Sinfonietta to name but a few.
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, among others, 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, Olli Mustonen, Alexander Lonquich and Ema Nikolovska.
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
Peteris Vasks 'In Evening light' for solo violin and strings (2021)
Dobrinka Tabakova ‘The Patience of Trees’ for solo violin, strings and percussion (2021)
Sauli Zinovjev Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Orchestra (2022)
Arturs Maskats ‘Summer Dreams’ for Violin, Mezzosoprano and String Orchestra (2020)
Erkki-Sven Tüür ‘Angel’s Share’ for Violin and String Orchestra (2018)
Jörgen Dafgård ‘Eclipse’ for Violin and String Orchestra (2018)
David Sandström ‘Seven Pieces’ for Violin and Orchestra (2016)
Jill Jarman ‘Mindstream’ for Violin, Marimba and String Orchestra (2015)
Victoria Borisova-Ollas ‘Labyrinths of Love’ for Violin and String Orchestra (2015)
Leonardo Coral Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2013)
Sverre Indris Joner ‘Con cierto toque de tango’ for Violin and String Orchestra (2013)
Volodymyr Runchak ‘Key to the Treble Clef’ for Violin and String Orchestra (2013)
Thomas Sleeper Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra (2013)
Albert Schnelzer ‘Coupled Airs’ for Violin and Orchestra (2012)
Sergey Evtushenko ‘Dreaming’ for Violin and String Orchestra (2012)
Tobias Broström ‘Samsara’ for Violin, Marimba and Orchestra (2011)
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!
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
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
Violinist Hugo Ticciati is so full of music and expressive power ... that he makes everything vibrate with excitement.
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.
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.
Dazzling wide-ranging recital played with captivating sensitivity
Ticciati’s extraordinarily vivid playing holds it all together expertly
It is very clear that Ticciati is one of tomorrow’s truly great musicians