'The pianist Julius Drake (born 1959) lives in London and specialises in the field of chamber music, working with many of the world’s leading vocal and instrumental artists. He appears at all the major music centres and recent seasons have included concerts at the Edinburgh, Salzburg, Schubertiade and Tanglewood Festivals, and in Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, Le Châtelet in Paris, the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, and at the London BBC Proms. Director of the Perth International Chamber Music Festival in Australia from 2000 until 2003, Julius Drake was also musical director in Deborah Warner’s staging of Janá?ek’s Diary of One who Vanished, touring to Munich, London, Dublin, Amsterdam and New York. Julius Drake’s passionate interest in song has led to invitations to devise song series for the BBC and for the Wigmore Hall in London as well as for the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Julius Drake is also a regular visitor to international chamber music festivals, recently to Kuhmo in Finland, Oxford in England, Delft in The Netherlands and Townsville in Australia.'