Julius Drake

Biography

Born: London, England  
British pianist Julius Drake is a leading specialist in the performance of chamber music and vocal accompaniment. He started piano lessons at the age of seven. He has made numerous recordings, including: Sibelius songs with Katarina Karnéus; Haydn Canzonettas with Christoph Genz; French songs with Hughes Cuenod; French sonatas with Nicholas Daniel; spirituals with Ruby Philogene; clarinet and piano works with Emma Johnson; Ivor Gurney songs with Read more Paul Agnew; Schubert and Schumann discs with tenor Ian Bostridge; and the Britten Canticles with Ian Bostridge and David Daniels. In addition to frequent collaborations with Bostridge, Drake has worked with a long roster of celebrated artists, including Sir Thomas Allen, Barbara Bonney, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Derek Lee Ragin, Emma Johnson, Felicity Lott, Michael Chance, Edith Mathis, Angelika Kirchschlager, Yvonne Kenny, Joan Rodgers, Gerald Finley, Jill Gomez, Julian Lloyd Webber, Matthias Görne, Nathan Berg, Sally Burgess, Natalie Clein, Robert Cohen, Peter Coleman-Wright, Nicholas Daniel, William Dazeley, Wolfgang Holzmair, Ruby Philogene, Victoria de los Angeles, and Paul Whelan. Drake has performed at major international music festivals and concert halls in Britain and Europe, including five recitals at the 1995 Cheltenham International Festival and a series of Schubertiads in the song recital series at Wigmore Hall. He has also performed the complete songs of Gabriel Fauré for the BBC. In 2000, Drake was appointed artistic director of the Perth International Chamber Music Festival in Australia. Read less
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  • 51.
    The Daniel Trio - Rossini, Woolrich, Destenay, Gardner, Etc
    Label: Leman Classics   Catalog: 43 Release Date: 12/28/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  John Gardner,  Paul Gilson,  Jerry Bock  ... 
    Performer:  Nicholas Daniel,  Julius Drake,  Joy Farrall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Daniel Trio
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    Mélodies - Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc / Bostridge, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 57609 Release Date: 11/02/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré,  Claude Debussy,  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Leon Bosch,  Ian Bostridge,  Julius Drake
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Belcea String Quartet
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    Shostakovich: Cello Sonata, Viola Sonata / Bartholdy, Drake
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557231 Release Date: 03/16/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich
    Performer:  Annette Bartholdy,  Julius Drake
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    Label: Clarinet Classics   Catalog: 10027 Release Date: 09/01/2003   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Heinrich Josef Baermann,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Iwan Müller  ... 
    Performer:  Roger Heaton,  Victoria Soames,  Julius Drake,  Elizabeth [Soprano Vocal] Ritchie  ... 
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    Britten: Purcell Arrangements, Tit For Tat / Ragin, Drake
    Label: Etcetera Records   Catalog: 1092 Release Date: 04/13/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Henry Purcell
    Performer:  Julius Drake,  Derek Lee Ragin
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