“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
A very happy Julius with his Gramophone Award for The diary of one who disappeared with Nicky Spence. https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68282
Watch Julius Drake and Nicky Spence receive their Gramophone Award in a windy Deptford Garden. https://vimeo.com/466590684
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...
“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.