“I feel tremendously lucky to be able to earn my living playing the piano. I am constantly stretched and stimulated by the music I play and I’m inspired by many marvellous friends and colleagues with whom I share the platform. I am very privileged.”
“Julius Drake, the nonpareil collaborative pianist.”
– The New Yorker, May 2018
Julius Drake and friends perform Beethoven's Allegretto in B flat and Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet in the stunning surroundings and acoustic of an otherwise empty Temple Church. https://www.templemusic.org/watch-now
Streamed as live from Blackheath Halls, Mark Padmore & Julius Drake perform Beethoven and Schumann as part of 'The Wanderlust Series' https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mark-padmore-julius-drake-live-in-recital-ticets-107813643510
Watch Julius Drake and Nicholas Daniel live in recital from Wigmore Hall June 4 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtBDSw-SbDI
“Over the last few years, since the inauguration of Temple Song in 2006, I have performed in the glorious Middle Temple Hall with an array of the best singers in the world, most of them discovering the hall for the first time…”
“Middle Temple Hall, the setting for a first-rate concert series, is one of those London spaces that would make a tourist swoon. With its suits of armour and coats-of-arms it seems the perfect setting for stirring songs of martial derring-do.”
– Ivan Hewitt, The Daily Telegraph, 2015
Professorships & Masterclasses
Julius Drake holds a Professorship at Graz University for Music and the Performing Arts in Austria, where he has a class for song pianists and is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music in London. He is regularly invited to give master classes worldwide; recently in Aldeburgh, Brussels, Utrecht, Cincinnati, Toronto, Minneapolis, Ann Arbor, Vienna and at the Schubert Institute in Baden bei Wien.
Julius Drake is represented worldwide by IMG Artists.