Violist Nils Mönkemeyer speaks about Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante - including his collaboration with long-time friend and musical colleague Julia Fischer and the blend of solo and chamber roles in the piece. Nils also shares his thoughts on playing the viola part scordatura, as well as the time he had the chance to play Mozart’s viola!

Nils performs Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 4 February. More information can be found here

Read about Nils’ most recent album Vivaldi-Paganini-Tartini, which was reviewed in The Strad’s June 2021 issue here

 

Paganini: Sonata for gran viola & orchestra in C minor, MS 70

Vivaldi - Paganini - Tartini

Nils Mönkemeyer, viola / L’arte del mondo / Werner Ehrhardt

Sony 19439730032 

Photo credit: Irène Zandel