Entretien avec Julius Drake
«Un échange à parts égales»
Le pianiste en concert mardi à la Philharmonie avec Christiane Stotjin
Interview: Isabelle Trüb

Le célèbre pianiste Julius Drake a accepté de présenter à sa manière le récital du 16 octobre à la Salle de Musique de chambre de la Ph [...] read all

Click here Song Champion, Opera News, July 2012 to read a wonderful interview with Gerald Finley in which he talks to Fred Cohn about his unique partnership with Julius Drake, and his repert [...] read all

Julius Drake Interview with Erika Switzer, June 2011

J: I’ve just been rehearsing with Gerry (Finley).
E: How’s it coming together?
J: Fine. We were rehearsing Winterreise, we’re about to do it together for the first time.

E: Speaking of Gerry, he has compared your work [...] read all

Miller time. Polenzani and Drake take on Schubert’s lovesick stalker.

David Shengold, Time Out New York, 28 March 2011

Schubert’s 1823 song cycle Die schöne Müllerin (“The Beautiful Mill-Girl”) is one of Romanticism’s musical pillars. The piece is also achingly small-r romantic, its poetic voi [...] read all

Matthew Polanzani & Julius Drake join Cathy Fuller for a conversation and performance live on WGBH radio. Click below to hear the programme.

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An extract from Robert Schumann: Dann löst sich des Liedes Zauberbann Sabine Näher. Publisher: E. Reinhold, 2010.

Klavierwerke mit Gesang

Herr Drake, können Sie sich an Ihren ersten Kontakt mit dem Lied erinnern?
Das kann ich gut: Meine Mutter war eine begeisterte Bes [...] read all

An interview with Julius Drake in the Neue Vorarlberger Tageszeitung.
17 June 2009

Interview by Aglaia Maria Mika
Translation by Petra Habeth and www.juliusdrake.info

This evening the current Schubertiade Schwarzenberg begins. Julius [...] read all

Heute Abend ­beginnt die diesjährige Schubertiade Schwarzenberg. Mit dabei ist wieder Julius Drake. Die NEUE hat ihn in London getroffen. Interviewer: Aglaia Maria Mika

Kein Begleiter
Julius Drake, einer der profiliertesten Liedbegleiter weltweit, ist regelmäßiger Gast der Schubertiade. Heuer b [...] read all

January 2008, vol 72, no. 7
Key Ingredient
Julius Drake's superb pianism is the common denominator in many of today's most exciting vocal recitals. BRIAN MOLL chats with Drake, who this month performs an all-Schubert program at Carnegie Hall alongside Dorothea Röschmann, [...] read all

Pianist Reaches the Upper Chambers

Hampstead-based Julius Drake has achieved his childhood ambition and become a major player on the international stage, writes David Sonin. Hampstead & Highgate Express, published 15 March 2007

Childhood ambitions can run the gamut of astronaut to Z-car driver [...] read all

Smitten with Schumann

Julius Drake first discovered the German composer at age 12. It was the start of an obsession that opened up a whole new world for the pianist

Friday February 10, 2006
The Guardian

Robert Schumann

The music of Robert Schumann is very close to my heart. Play [...] read all

(taken from the Symposium edition 2005)

JEREMY SIEPMANN: When did you decide to specialise as a pianist collaborating with other instrumentalists and singers?

JULIUS DRAKE: I found out quite early on that being a solo pianist just didn’t suit me. It wasn’t so much a question of technique bu [...] read all

The Score, the House magazine of Wigmore Hall, London

- When did you start playing the piano?
At age 7 with Anthea Rael. She had the wonderful gift of making it fun and both my daughters have learned with her too.

- What was your first “big break”?
There wasn’t a big break as such, [...] read all