Julia Hamos, Piano
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 Trasimeo Music Festival in Italy, Open Chamber Music of the IMS Prussia Cove 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 Eidelman 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, in the Gstaad Menuhin Academy in Switzerland and at the Klavierfestival Ruhr in Germany in 2017. With a penchant for collaborations with other arts, she has performed with 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 such artists as Andras Schiff, Angela Hewitt, Leon Fleisher, Thomas Ades, Peter Serkin, Jonathan Biss, Yefim Bronfman 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 where she earned a Masters Degree and subsequently a Professional Studies Diploma studying with Richard Goode. Julia is a piano faculty member at the 92nd Street Y School of Music in New York.