“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 was “impeccable” (Richard Morrison, The Times) throughout Wigmore Hall’s Monday, 9 March lunchtime concert. Drake performed a programme featuring Tavener’s Akhmatova Songs, Kodály’s Sonatina for cello and piano, Deborah Pritchard’s Storm Song, Debussy’s...read more
Julius Drake has released the sixth volume of his acclaimed Liszt: The Complete Songs series on Hyperion. This tantalising recital, featuring soprano Julia Kleiter, was named a Gramophone Editor’s Choice in the February issue. Tim Ashley writes in the magazine’s...read more
Julius Drake is nominated for Best Vocal Recording at 2020 BBC Music Magazine Awards. He shares the honour with tenor Nicky Spence, mezzo-soprano Václava Housková and clarinettist Victoria Samek for their Hyperion release, Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared;...read more
“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.