Julia Hamos, piano

Photo Credit: Emma Wernig

Julia combines her American and Hungarian roots with an adventurous spirit to explore the essence of repertoire ranging from Bach to composers living today. Instinctive artistic expression, a forward-thinking attitude, a joyful physical flexibility at the instrument, and an unyielding fascination with the music she plays makes her an artist to watch. 

 A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton and the Mannes College of Music in New York with Richard Goode, Julia studied with Sir András Schiff at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin and studied at the Kronberg Academy where her studies were generously supported by the Henle Foundation. In 2021 she worked with Daniel Barenboim in a series of filmed masterclasses on Beethoven solo piano and string sonatas. She also delved into György Kurtág’s 8 Pieces, Op. 3 together with the composer at the Budapest Music Center.  

At the invitation of Sir András Schiff, she appeared in the Building Bridges series of concerts throughout Europe in the 2022/23 season. Notable recital appearances and concerto appearances include performances with the NOSPR in Katowice, Poland, at Wigmore Hall, Beethoven Haus Bonn, Konzerthaus Berlin, at the Magyar Zene Hàz in Budapest and the Luxembourg Philharmonie. She played the Ligeti Piano Concerto in Berlin’s Boulez Saal this season with the Boulez Ensemble and Matthias Pintscher chamber music with members of Kronberg Academy including Tabea Zimmermann Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. She recently completed a recording of the Mozart Concerti with Howard Griffiths and the Camerata Schweiz for Alpha Classics. Julia signed with record label naïve Records in 2024 to produce a series of solo recordings within the next five years. She is to debut at the Pierre Boulez Saal in 2025 and at the Casals Forum of the Kronberg Academy, in recital and four-hands collaboration with Sir András Schiff. Julia also currently serves as the assistant to the musicology program at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin. 

Upcoming Performances:

Sep 5 – Red Earth: Mid-Century Modern

Sep 6 – Grotto II: J.S. Bach and Sons

Sep 8 – Floating Concert II: Red, White and Blues

Sep 11 – Grotto III: Vienna at the Turn of the Centuries