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<br><br>Julius Drake (English Julius Drake, born April 5, 1959, London, England) – British pianist, music teacher. He is best known as an interpreter of the song classics of the 19th-20th centuries.<br>Biography<br>Received a musical education at Purcell School and Royal College of Music. He made his debut on the stage at the Purcell Room in 1981, performing works by Franz Schubert. Julius Drake lives in London and specializes in chamber music. The pianist’s particular attention is drawn to the songwriting of European composers of the 19th-20th centuries. Among the singers with whom he regularly performed: Ian Bostridge, Sergey Leiferkus, Alice Coot, Paul Agnew, Gerald Finley, Joyce DiDonato, Anne Sophie von Otter. Has appeared at international music festivals in Kuhmo, Delft, Oxford and West Cork, at the Schubertiada festival in Tanglewood. Julius Drake’s 50th birthday concert was held at Wigmore Hall. The pianist has performed in Russia with great .<br><br>Julius Drake’s recordings were carried out by the largest studios Hyperion, EMI Classics, Naxos, Onyx … Among the musician’s most famous recording projects is the recording of all of Franz Liszt’s songs. One of the discs of this cycle (where Angelika Kirchschlager acted as a partner of the pianist) won an award from the BBC music magazine.<br><br>Julius Drake was Director of the Perth International Chamber Music Festival, Australia from 2000-2003, and from 2009 to 2011, he was of the Machinlet, Wales Festival. The pianist held a series of vocal evenings called „Julius Drake and Friends» at the Middle Temple Hall.<br><br>Took part in the creation of the film directed by David Alden „Winter Road» for Channel 4 (based on the song cycle of the same name by Franz Schubert) in 1997, in which he acted as accompanist Ian Bostridge. In 2000, the film was released on DVD.<br>Pedagogical activities<br>Julius Drake regularly conducts master classes in Utrecht, Basel, Oldborough, Brussels, Toronto, at the Franz Schubert Institute in Baden (Lower Austria).<br><br>He is a professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Graz, Austria, Professor Klavier-Vokalbegleitung) and Professor of Piano Accompaniment and Piano Ensemble Coaching. Visiting Professor at Royal Northern College of Music.<br>Awards2014 – The Gramophone Award for Disc Schubert: Winterreise. Gerald Finley, Julius Drake. Hyperion. 2014.2012 – BBC Music Magazine Award for Disc Liszt: The Complete Songs. Volume 2. Angelika Kirchschlager. Hyperion. 2012.…Selected discographySchubert: Winterreise. Gerald Finley. Hyperion. 2014.Liszt: The Complete Songs. Volume 2. Angelika Kirchschlager. Hyperion: CDA67934. 2012.Tchaikovsky: Romances. Christianne Stotijn. Onyx. 2009.Ravel: Songs. Gerald Finley. Hyperion. 2009.Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. live at Wigmore Hall. 2008.Gerald Finley. Live at Wigmore Hall. 2008.Schumann: Dichterliebe and other Heine settings. Hyperion. 2008.Grieg: Songs. Katarina Karnéus. Hyperion. 2008.Ives: Songs. Vol.11. Romanzo di Central Park. Gerald Finley. Hyperion. 2008.Barber: Songs. Gerald Finley. Hyperion. 2007.Christopher Maltman. Live at Wigmore Hall. 2007.Pasión! Joyce diDonato. Eloquentia. 2007.Gustav Mahler: Urlicht (lieder). Christianne Stotijn. Onyx. 2006.Songs of Venice. Joyce diDonato. Wigmore Hall. 2006.Voyage à Paris. Lynne Dawson. Berlin Classics. 2005.Schubert: 25 Lieder. Ian Bostridge. EMI Classics. 2005.French Song. Ian Bostridge. EMI Classics. 2005.Alice Coote – songs. EMI Classics. 2003.Shostakovich: Sonatas. Annette Batorldi. Naxos. 2003.Britten: & Folksongs. . Virgin Classics. 2002.The English Songbook. Ian Bostridge. EMI Classics. 2002.Sibelius: Songs. Katarina Karnéus. Hyperion. 2002.Ivor Gurney: Seaven Meadows. Paul Agnew. Hyperion. 2001.Schubert: Lieder volume II. Ian Bostridge. EMI Classics. 2001.Henze: Songs. Ian Bostridge. EMI Classics. 2001.Schumann: Lieder. Sophie Daneman. EMI Classics. 2001.Schumann: Liederkreis & Dichterliebe etc. Ian Bostridge. EMI Classics. 1998.