The multi-award winning Scottish Chamber Orchestra marks its debut recording under the direction of Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati with the majestic Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.
Named one of the top ten young ‘conductors on the verge of greatness’ by Gramophone Magazine, Robin is the perfect conductor to bring out the deep colours and emotions of this composition while balancing the orchestra and keeping the pace to create an impressive and dynamic sound throughout.
With this recording Robin aimed to offer audiences ‘a thought-provoking and new way of listening to the piece.’
Symphonie Fantastique continues to be one of the most popular early Romantic compositions with today’s audiences.
Robin Ticciati took up the position of Principal Conductor with the SCO from the 2009/10 season and opened the 2011/12 season with a blistering Berlioz programme hailed by the critics as ‘compelling’.
Since then his profile has continued to build; in 2011 he was voted one of 'Tomorrow's Icons' by Gramophone and was announced as the next music director of Glyndebourne, taking over from Vladimir Jurowski in 2014.
‘Symphonie Fantastique’ is the first in a series of Berlioz recordings undertaken by the SCO and Ticciati: a recording of Nuits d’été and the Death of Cleopatra are planned for 2012.)
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is internationally recognised as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world.
The Orchestra has a large international fan base following recent performances in Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, the USA, Portugal and the Netherlands.