Robin Ticciati has extended his contract as Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra for a further three years until 2015. Ticciati, who opens the Orchestra’s 2010/11 Season this evening with a concert performance of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, took up the post of Principal Conductor in September 2009 for an initial three-year period. The young British conductor is already enjoying considerable international success: as well as his position with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, he is Principal Guest Conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker and has received re-invitations to the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He made his conducting debuts at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival this year. In the 2010/11 Season, he makes his debuts with the Wiener Symphoniker, Royal Concertgebouw, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras.