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Drake, Julius (piano)
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Julius Drake (piano)

The pianist Julius Drake lives in London and specializes in chamber music, working with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and in the recording studio. He appears regularly at all the major music centres, including the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg music festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, New York; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Philarmonie, Berlin; Châtelet and Musée de Louvre, Paris; La Scala, Milan; Liceu, Barcelona; Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Vienna; and Wigmore Hall and the BBC Proms in London.

Director of the Perth International Chamber Music Festival in Australia from 2000 to 2003, Julius Drake was also musical director of Deborah Warner’s staging of Janáček’s The Diary of one who Vanished, touring to Munich, London, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York. In 2009 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Machynlleth Festival in Wales. His passionate interest in song has led to invitations to devise several song series for Wigmore Hall in London, the BBC and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. A series of recitals—Julius Drake and Friends—in the historic Middle Temple Hall in London, has featured recitals with many outstanding vocal artists including Thomas Allen, Ian Bostridge, Angelika Kirchschlager, Felicity Lott, Simon Keenlyside, Christopher Maltman, Mark Padmore and Willard White. Professor at the Kunstuniversität, Graz, and the Royal Academy of Music, London, he gives regular masterclasses in Europe and America.

Julius Drake’s many recordings include live recitals with among other artists the late Lorraine Hunt Liebersen; award-winning recordings with Ian Bostridge; and his recent award-winning series with Gerald Finley for Hyperion. Julius Drake has also embarked on a major project for Hyperion to record the complete songs of Franz Liszt.


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