In February violinist Julia Fischer embarks on her residency with London Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she enjoys a very long-standing relationship.

Julia will perform all five of Mozart’s Violin Concertos and Sinfonia Concertante with her friend and long-time musical collaborator, violist Nils Mönkemeyer on the 2, 4, 12 February. She explains that each of Mozart’s concertos are “a new world in its own right”.  Julia will play direct the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 12 February for Mozart’s first and second concertos and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. In The Strad Podcast she says, “I love directing orchestras because you get to know the orchestra completely differently(…)it is more like chamber music(…)the musicians tend to be much more open and to share their own ideas. I feel like I’m part of the orchestra, as is definitely the case with Mozart’s first two concerti.” Tickets for the concerts are available here.

Julia will perform chamber music with several LPO musicians on Sunday 6 February. The repertoire features Shostakovich and Bruch, as well as Dvořák’s Piano Quintet No.2 in A major in which Julia will play piano. Tickets for the concert are available here.

Photo credit: Uwe Arens