“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
Le 8 août 2022 par Patrice Lieberman Franz Schubert(1797-1828) An den Mond, D.259; Wandrers Nachtlied I (Der du von dem Himmel bist), D.224; Im Frühling, D.882, Der Zwerg, D. 771; Ständchen, D. 957; Seligkeit, D.443; Abendstern, D.806; Der Tod und das Mädchen,...
Excellent review for Julius and Gerald Finley's new recording on Hyperion: 'Finley makes the music compellingly his own: with his Rolls-Royce bass-baritone on smooth, luxurious form throughout, there’s no sense of him trying to capture the youthfulness of the Miller...
Julius was interviewed recently before his concerts at the West Cork Music Festival. Follow the link to read the article. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/2022/06/20/julius-drake-i-do-mind-the-word-accompanist-i-dont-think-its-fit-for-purpose/ ...
“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.