Among the most learned and profound conductors of our time, Tito Ceccherini combines a communicative talent with an extraordinary lucidity of interpretation, supported by a brilliant and sophisticated conducting technique.
An acclaimed interpreter of the modern repertoire, he has delved into the classic works of the 20th century: Bartók, Debussy, Strauss, Ravel, Janáček, Schoenberg, to whose symphonic and dramatic masterpieces he returns with passion and regularity.
His operatic choices show his penchant for the early 20th-century repertoire (Bartók, Strauss, Puccini, Dallapiccola), a deep knowledge of Italian opera (from I Puritani to Falstaff, with an enlightening modern approach to belcanto) and his talent in the creation of 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).
His experience, knowledge and expertise have led him to conduct major orchestras including the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the HR-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt, the WDR Sinfonieorchester in Cologne, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, the SWR Stuttgart, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra in Venice, the Teatro San Carlo Orchestra in Naples, the Orchestra di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, the Teatro dell’Opera Orchestra in Roma, 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 and 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 splendid 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 de Capitole de Toulouse (Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle; Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero), Grand Théâtre de Genève, Nationaltheater Mannheim (Donizetti: Maria Stuarda; De Majo: Alessandro), Tiroler Festspiele in Erl (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Opéra de Rennes (Donizetti: Don Pasquale), among others.
Highlights of the upcoming engagements include his debuts with the Filarmonica della Scala, the SWR Symphony Orchestra of Fribourg, the Ensemble Modern, and return engagements with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, among others.
On the opera side, he will make his debut at the Frankfurt Opera (Stravinsky: Rake’s Progress) and he returns to the Theâtre du Capitole de Toulouse (Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict to open the 2016/17 season and Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail), to the Tiroler Festspiele (Verdi: La traviata), to the Teatro Argentino in La Plata (Ligeti: Le Grand Macabre), to the Teatro Massimo in Palermo (Sciarrino: Superflumina) and to the Teatro La Fenice in Venice (Krenek: Cefalo e Procri and a world premiere of Silvia Colasanti).
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.
2016-17 season (February 2017) – Short version for program booklets. Not to be altered without permission. Please contact us if this biography is out of date.