Julia Hamos

July 28, 2021, 12:15 pm

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Julia Hamos

Pianist Julia Hamos performs works by Clara Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and Maurice Ravel for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert live from the Cultural Center.

Pianist Julia Hamos performs internationally as a soloist and chamber musician, notably in Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and at the Liszt Academy in Budapest.  She has given recitals and chamber music performances at the Trasimeno Music Festival in Italy, Open Chamber Music of the IMS Prussia Cove festival, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall Festival, the Ravinia Steans Institute, and the Verbier Festival Academy. Julia is the winner of the Sterndale Bennett Prize for romantic-era music at the Royal Academy of Music, the winner of the Mannes College of Music Fidelman Prize for contemporary music, as well as the first prize winner of the International Virtuoso Competition in New York City and the recipient of the first Jacob Barnes Award of the Royal Academy of Music for ideas to create collaboration with other art forms and connect with different communities. She performed in masterclasses at the invitation of Sir Andras Schiff at the Wigmore Hall in London, where her playing was noted by the U.K.'s The Independent as "warmly seductive," in the Gstaad Menuhin Academy in Switzerland and at the Klavierfestival Ruhr in Germany in 2017.

Her chamber music collaborators include cellist Christoph Richter, pianist Richard Goode, and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Berlin Philharmonic, and New York Philharmonic.

With a penchant for collaborations with other arts, she has performed together with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the New English Ballet Theater, and The New School’s Drama Division, and has an affinity for experimental contemporary works that combine acting with playing. Julia has worked with artists including Andras Schiff, Daniel Barenboim, Angela Hewitt, Leon Fleisher, Thomas Ades, Peter Serkin, Ferenc Rados, Rita Wagner, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman, Sergei Babayan, and members of the Orion, Juilliard, and Takacs String Quartets. Julia began her studies at the age of 4 with Hungarian pianist Christina Kiss. She is a graduate of the Juilliard pre-college division, the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Christopher Elton, and the Mannes College of Music, where she earned a Master's Degree and subsequently a Professional Studies Diploma studying with Richard Goode. Julia is a newly-appointed piano faculty member at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in New York. From fall 2019 she will study at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin under Sir András Schiff. She has been selected by Sir András Schiff to play a series of concerts in the Building Bridges series throughout Europe in the 2022-23 season.

Biography courtesy of the artist’s website.

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  • Romances, Op. 11, by Clara Schumann
    Andante — Allegro passionato
    Moderato — Animato

  • Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47, by Frédéric Chopin 

  • Gaspard de la Nuit, M. 55, by Maurice Ravel
    Le Gibet