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Julia Hamos
*1991 in the USA

2022 Chamber Music Connects the World, participant
2021 and 2022 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists
Studies with Sir András Schiff
funded by the Henle Stipendium endowed by the Günter Henle Foundation

Julia Hamos

piano

Pianist Julia Hamos combines her American and Hungarian roots with an adventurous spirit to explore the essence of repertoire ranging from Bach to composers living today. A solo and chamber musician, she has evolved with the tradition of Hungarian classical music training while finding common ground with her contemporaries. Instinctive artistic expression, a forward-thinking attitude, a joyful physical flexibility at the instrument and an unyielding fascination with the music she plays make her an artist to watch. 

A glimpse into my world: Julia Hamos

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, from 2019 onwards she continued her studies at the Barenboim-Said Academy with Sir András Schiff. In 2021 she worked with Maestro Daniel Barenboim in a series of filmed masterclasses on numerous Beethoven solo piano and string Sonatas. She has also explored György Kurtág’s 8 Pieces, Op. 3, together with the composer at the Budapest Music Center.  

She is the winner of the Sterndale Bennett Prize for Romantic Music at the Royal Academy of Music, the Fidelman Prize for Contemporary Music from the Mannes School of Music, and also won the Grand Prix of the International Virtuoso Competition in New York City. She is currently a recipient of a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship. 

Julia is in international demand as a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed at the Pierre-Boulez Saal, Berlin, Wigmore Hall, London, New York’s Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center, the Liszt Academy in Budapest and other concert halls in Europe and overseas.  

She has given recitals and chamber music performances at the Krzyzowa Festival in Kreisau, Poland, as well as at the Trasimeno Music Festival in Italy, at the Prussia Cove Festival in Cornwall, as part of the Verbier Festival Academy, at the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina, at the Kneisel Hall Festival in Maine and at the Ravinia Steans Institute in Illinois. 

Passionate about exploring the dynamics between students and teachers, from 2017-2019 she taught at the 92Y School of Music in New York. She also gains new insights from working closely with other art fields, which has resulted in collaborations with the Martha Graham Dance Company, the New English Ballet Theater and the New School's Drama Division. 

At the invitation of Sir András Schiff, she will appear in the Building Bridges series of concerts throughout Europe during the 2022/23 season. She is likewise set to make her debut at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, playing the Ligeti Piano Concerto as well as a recital with the Castalian Quartet. Other engagements include appearances at Festival Mozaic in California, the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam and Konzerthaus Berlin.  

In 2021, she participated in the Kronberg Academy Festival. Since October 2021 she has been studying on the Sir András Schiff Performance Programme for Young Pianists at Kronberg Academy. Her studies are funded by the Henle Scholarship endowed by the Günter Henle Foundation.

Julia Hamos in concert

Last updated: June 2022