« Dès l'Adagio liminaire [Shostakovich: 11th Symphony], Tito Ceccherini suggère des attentes, des clairs-obscurs, tandis que l'approche va devenir sans cesse plus implacable dans les vagues hymniques ou obsessionnelles des mouvements suivants…une interprétation flamboyante et précise, impressionnante de souffle et d’engagement. » (Patrick Szersnovicz, Diapason)
Among the most learned and profound conductors of his generation, Tito Ceccherini is highly appreciated for the extraordinary lucidity of his interpretations and the remarkable versatility of his approach to the repertoire.
An acclaimed interpreter of the modern repertoire, he has delved into the classic works of the 20th century: from Bartók, Debussy and Ravel, to Schoenberg, Webern, Ligeti. His operatic repertoire, that also shows his penchant for the early 20th-century (Bluebeard’s Castle, From the house of the dead, Il Prigioniero, The Rake’s Progress), also testifies a deep knowledge of the Italian melodrama and a special attention to belcanto, where he has proven to be able to reconcile stylistic properties and modern sensibility. He is also appreciated in the interpretation of Mozart’s operas, and for his talent in creating new works (Sciarrino’s Da gelo a gelo and Superflumina; Fénelon’s La Cerisale at the Bolshoi and the Opéra de Paris; Hurel’s Les pigeons d’argile in Toulouse).
Conductor of proven experience, he conducts major orchestras including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Filarmonica della Scala in Milan, the BBC Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, the SWR Stuttgart, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra in Venice, the Orchestra di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Bilkent Symphony, the OSI in Lugano, the Real Orquesta Sinfonica of Seville, the Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, and celebrated ensembles such as the Ensemble InterContemporain, Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Modern, Contrechamps, among many others.
In August 2012, he made his début at the Lucerne Festival in the Pollini Perspectives cycle, with Klangforum Wien and the Neue Vocalsolisten, a project later presented in Tokyo (Suntory Hall), Paris (Salle Pleyel), Berlin (Philharmonie) and Milan (Teatro alla Scala). Also in 2012, he opened the new Festspielhaus in Erl (Austria), with a highly-praised performance of Bartók’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle.
Regular guest of the Festival d’Automne in Paris, he has been acclaimed in theatres such as the Opéra National in Paris, Bolshoi Theatre (Puccini: Turandot), Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse (Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle; Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero, Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict, Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Frankfurt Opera (Stravinsky: Rake’s Progress, Janaček: From the house of the dead, Bellini: I Puritani), Opernhaus Zurich (Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre), Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Krenek: Cefalo e Procri, Battistelli: Riccardo III), Philharmonie of Paris (Haydn: Il Mondo della Luna), Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Nationaltheater Mannheim (Donizetti: Maria Stuarda; De Majo: Alessandro), Tiroler Festspiele in Erl (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Opéra de Rennes (Donizetti: Don Pasquale), among others.
He collaborates with excellent directors: from Robert Carsen to Günter Krämer, from Benedikt von Peter to Mariame Clément and Aurélien Bory...
Highlights of the upcoming engagements include the debuts to the Staatstheater Stuttgart (Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana & Sciarrino Luci mie traditrici) and the Theater Basel (Verdi: La traviata), and the returns to the Opernhaus Zurich (Poulenc: Les dialogues des Carmelites) and the Frankfurt Opera (Ronchetti: Inferno), as well as concerts with the RAI Symphony Orchestra at Milano Musica, with Collegium Novum in Zurich, the Bilkent Symphony, the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Koeln, among others.
Tito Ceccherini’s recordings (Sony, Kairos, Col legno, Stradivarius, etc) have been awarded with Choc de Monde de la Musique, Diapason d’Or and Midem Classical Awards.
2020-21 season (June 2020) – Short version for program booklets. Not to be altered without permission.