Juliann Ma

Pianist ℘ Interdisciplinary Artist

Newport Music Festival: Schumann & Rachmaninoff

at Ochre Court, Newport, Rhode Island
Jul 22, 2018, 11:00 AM.

Juliann Ma

“A dynamo who has an artistic vision and can turn it into a reality” Margaret M. Lioi, CEO, Chamber Music America

“Imaginative, charming, brilliant” Jerome Lowenthal, pianist-legend & faculty, The Juilliard School

Juliann Ma pursues a dream of revolutionizing world education through music. Her constant search for new, meaningful ways to communicate with audiences has led her to address global concerns by extending the language of classical music through collaborative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary projects that she writes, directs, and produces. Her most recent initiative, SEAS (Sustainable Environment Through the Arts and Sciences), performed in collaboration with a growing, eclectic team of environmentally minded artists and scientists who bring her research-drawn stories to screen and stage, has earned her the Father Merlet and Marin Alsop Entrepreneurship Awards. For her contributions to Humanities & Creative Arts, Juliann Ma was presented with the Robert M. Golden Medal at her Stanford graduation.

Ms. Ma, winner of the 2016 Pro Musicis International Award, is an avid citizen-artist who has enjoyed diverse teaching, leadership, and enterprise roles as Stanford University’s Arts Academic Theme Associate and Pre-Collegiate summer Institute’s Resident Counselor and as a Juilliard Gluck Fellow. This year, she was invited to partake in Silk Road Ensemble’s Global Musician Workshop as a multidisciplinary performer and stage manager, as well as Caroga Lake Music Festival as a Teaching Artist and Inter-Arts Symposium Speaker. Currently, she is on the music faculties of Avenues, The World School and ToneRow.com, and maintains a private studio in Manhattan.

Juliann Ma completed her studies at Stanford University (B.A. Music, Honors & Distinction, minor in Creative Writing), École normale Supérieure de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot (Diplôme d’Exécution de Piano, Fulbright grant), Juilliard School (Master of Music), and Mannes, The New School for Music (Professional Studies). Her performances have taken her across Europe, Jamaica, Japan, and the United States, including prestigious venues as Bing Concert Hall, Konzertsaal Bundesallee, Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot, Dôme de Grandes Écuries Chantilly, Herbst Theater, Hitachi Systems Hall Sendai, Three Palms Montego Bay, and Schoenberg Center.

In her spare time, Juliann enjoys writing, dancing, painting, singing, sailing, and drawing inspiration from nature and her city.

You are invited to attend one of Juliann’s upcoming events, or contact her directly.

Notable Works

2016 Reel

A varied collection of performances by Juliann Ma.

Peanuts Gallery

Peanuts Gallery Piano Concerto: an original narrative which brings his cartoon characters and Zwilich’s subtle musical nuances to life.


Ma’s concert and music video project, ‘Sustainable Environment through the Arts and Sciences’, is an original artistic initiative to awaken our senses to the growing global issue of climate change. Chosen and led by Ma, a team of environmentally-mindful artists strive to immerse audiences, through uniquely collaborative and interdisciplinary performances, in the story of human’s impact on nature. Seas has released their debut music video: ‘Rise, Awaken’.

Silk Road

Interdisciplinary performance inspired by a selection of world music.
Mohini (Melody by Sandeep Das, arrangement and performed by Tirakitataka).

More performances

Video and audio of Juliann’s solo performances, her collaborations, and her projects.

Concerts and Gatherings



Featured Photographs

A larger collection of photography from Juliann’s performances is featured in her photo gallery.

Press and Reviews

Originally published by Rorianne Schrade for New York Concert Review; New York, NY

A noteworthy recital debut occurred last Thursday, that of excellent pianist Juliann Ma, under the auspices of the Pro Musicis organization. Pro Musicis, founded in 1965, has for decades had a track record of presenting outstanding and communicative young artists in both conventional venues and community service concerts. Their roster has had such an illustrious array of musicians that it is impossible to select just a few names (but one can visit www.promusicis.org to learn more). Whether the Pro Musicis magic is more in their choosing of exceptional talent or in their nurturing of it through concerts and outreach may be up for debate – surely a mixture of both – but, in any case, they continue to thrive. Juliann Ma, their 2016 addition to the roster, provided ample evidence of that at her recital. (excerpt. Read entire review.)

Please contact Juliann for a press kit or to arrange press passes for her events.

Contact Juliann Ma

Piano instruction

Juliann offers a personalized curriculum to a studio of piano students of all ages and all skill levels in the NYC area. Please contact her to arrange a lesson or a meet and greet. She also offers lessons remotely as a member of the ToneRow faculty.


For any professional inquiries including solo/ensemble performances, collaborative work, musical instruction, or if you would like to support her work.

Stay in Touch

Juliann has a YouTube channel and a Calendar feed of her public events. If you would like to support Juliann’s work via a small donation, your gift would go toward furthering her career and the arts!

To my teachers, mentors, colleagues, friends, and family, thank you for your energy, encouragement, and generosity. You all inspire me, and you’ve enabled a world I am thrilled to share with countless others. I am humbled by your humanity. Juliann