“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
Solo Vocal JANÁČEK The diary of one who disappeared, Nicky Spence & Julius Drake with Václava Housková and Victoria Samek (Hyperion) The Gramophone Review Nicky Spence’s last solo Hyperion outing, on the final volume of the label’s Strauss Lieder series, revealed...
Gerald Finley and Julius Drake for Schubert, Brahms (Hyperion) “Gerald Finley is never an artist, one feels, to let himself be rushed, allowing his interpretations to mellow and mature in their own good time. It’s been five years since his superbly eloquent and...
Janáček: The Diary of One who Disappeared (Hyperion) “The tenor, Nicky Spence, is brilliantly supported throughout by Julius Drake, who is ever alert to Janáček’s piano-writing – delicate and piercing by turns – and conjures up the cycle’s sound world superbly from...
“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.