“Ten years of Vladimir Jurowski in London have brought a non-stop journey of discovery. As the London Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates his decade as music director, it can look back on a period of unrivalled adventure, taking audiences to places other orchestras never reach.”
——Financial Times, Nov 2017
London Philharmonic Orchestra
As well as giving classical concerts and opera performances in the UK and internationally, The London Philharmonic Orchestra also record film and video game soundtracks, have their own record label, and reach thousands of people every year through activities for schools and their local communities.
The Orchestra was founded by Sir Thomas Beecham in 1932, and since then has been headed by many of the great names in the conducting world, including Sir Adrian Boult, Bernard Haitink, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. The Orchestra's current Principal Conductor is Vladimir Jurowski, appointed in 2007. Andrés Orozco-Estrada became our Principal Guest Conductor in 2015.
Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski
Vladimir Jurowski enjoys international acclaim for his outstanding musical ability and a persistently adventurous artistic approach. Born in Moscow in 1972, he studied first at the conservatoire there. In 1990, he and his family moved to Germany, where he completed his studies at the colleges of music in Dresden and Berlin. His international debut was at the Wexford festival in 1995, and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 1996.
Vladimir Jurowski became Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB) in September 2017. He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 2003, becoming its Principal Conductor in 2007. In addition, he is Artistic Director of the Russian Academic State Orchestra “Yevgeny Svetlanov” and the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. In former years he has held positions including First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin and Musical Director of Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
Since 1996 Vladimir Jurowski has also been at home on international operatic stages, incl. at the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Opera National de Paris, the Scala in Milan, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Dresden Semper Opera, and the Bavarian State Opera. He made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with Alban Berg's “Wozzeck” in 2017, when he also returned to Glyndebourne Opera for the world premiere of Brett Dean's “Hamlet”.
Violin: Julia Fischer
German violinist Julia Fischer is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability. Her pure and fine-spun tone, blessed with seemingly infinite shadings combined with rare technical brilliance make her one of the most-sought after soloist before the public today.
Born in Munich, Ms. Fischer began learning the violin at age three and soon thereafter started taking piano lessons. She became a pupil of Ana Chumachenco at the Munich Academy of Music and took over Ms. Chumachenco’s chair at the Academy in fall of 2011. Teaching and passing on to her students what she feels privileged to have learned from her teachers has since been a pivotal focus of her professional life. Apart from teaching at the Academy, Julia Fischer is regularly giving masterclasses at the “Musikferien am Starnberger See” in Germany. Ms. Fischer has always maintained her piano studies. On January 1st, 2008 she made her professional piano debut at the Alte Oper Frankfurt performing the Grieg Piano Concerto. Recent performances at the piano have seen her perform Dvorak’s Piano Quintet at Alte Oper Frankfurt and Munich’s Prinzregententheater.
Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks, Op. 28
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64（Soloist: Julia Fischer）
Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102
Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61（Soloist: Julia Fischer）
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73