The pianist Julius Drake lives in London and specialises in the field of chamber music, working with many of the world’s leading vocal and instrumental artists, both in recital and on disc. He appears at all the major music centres: in recent seasons concerts have regularly taken him to the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Salzburg, Schubertiade, and Tanglewood Festivals; to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre, New York; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the Chatalet, Paris; the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus, Vienna; and the Wigmore Hall and BBC Proms London.
Director of the Perth International Chamber Music Festival in Australia from 2000 – 2003, Julius Drake was also musical director in Deborah Warner’s staging of Janacek’s Diary of One who Vanished, touring to Munich, London, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York.
Recordings include award winning recitals with Ian Bostridge (EMI) Hugues Cuenod (Chandos), Nicholas Daniel (Virgin), Derek Ragin (Etcetera), Sophie Daneman (EMI), Paul Agnew (Hyperion), Katarina Karneus (Hyperion), Annette Bartholdy (Naxos), Christianne Stotijn (Onyx), Gerald Finley (Hyperion), Joyce Didonato (Eloquentia), Christian Poltera (Bis) and Alice Coote (EMI).
Highlights in the coming seasons include a programme of Schubert at Carnegie Hall, New York and the Barbican Centre, London with Thomas Quasthoff, Dorothea Röschmann and Ian Bostridge; recitals in Luxenbourg and Paris with Simon Keenlyside; a ‘Wigmore Live’ recording with Christopher Maltman and a Grieg disc with Katarina Karneus for Hyperion; a tour of Japan with Ian Bostridge; and recitals in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Chicago, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, and Vienna with Alice Coote, Diana Damrau, Gerald Finley and Christianne Stotijn.