Meet The Artists - Julius Drake

Julius Drake

The pianist Julius Drake lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc.

Julius Drake’s many recordings include a widely acclaimed series with Gerald Finley for Hyperion, for which the Barber Songs, Schumann Heine Lieder and Britten Songs and Proverbs have won the 2007, 2009 and 2011 Gramophone Awards; award winning recordings with Ian Bostridge for EMI; several recitals for the Wigmore Live label, with among others Alice Coote, Joyce Didonato, Lorraine Hunt Liebersen, Christopher Maltman and Matthew Polenzani; and recordings of Tchaikovsky and Mahler with Christianne Stotijn for Onyx and English song with Bejun Mehta for Harmonia Mundi.
Julius Drake is now embarked on a major project to record the complete songs of Franz Liszt for Hyperion: the second disc in the series, with Angelika Kirchschlager, won the BBC Music Magazine Award for 2012.

Concerts in the present schedule include tours of the US with Matthew Polenzani and Alice Coote; a Schubert recording with the tenor Christoph Prégardien, and concerts with him and Julia Kleiter in Vienna and Salzburg; shared recitals with the tenor Ian Bostridge and the cellist Steven Isserlis; concerts in his own series, ‘Julius Drake and Friends’, at the historic Middle Temple Hall in London; a tour of Japan and Korea with Anne Sofie von Otter and Camilla Tilling; and a four-part survey of Schumann’s songs at Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.

Photo Credit: Sim Canetty Clarke

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