“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
'Could, would, should Alice Coote give a Tina Turner encore at the end of this recital? It wasn’t a totally ridiculous idea. The magnificently mercurial British mezzo had already stood and delivered Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, and Elvis Costello and Burt...
Last night in the Recital Hall the British pianist & song accompanist Julius Drake received the Concertgebouw Medal at a concert with mezzo-soprano Feride Büyükdenktas. The presentation came as a complete surprise. At the close of his concert, this medal was...
“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 Askonas Holt.