Juliann MaPianist ℘ Interdisciplinary Artist
at Boston, 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 passion for revolutionizing world education and lifestyle practices through the music. Her constant search for new, meaningful ways to communicate with audiences has led her to address global concerns by extending her native language of classical piano 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 an expanding 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. Under her direction, they have performed in venues as Carnegie Hall, the Consulate General of France in New York, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Yamaha Artist Services New York, and released their debut music video ‘Rise, Awaken’ to the public on Youtube. This past July, she was invited by Caroga Lake Inter-Arts Symposium Artistic Director Kyle Price to present SEAS and co-lead an open discussion in collaboration with the filmmakers of Chasing Coral, the documentary, on environmental ethics and the role of performing arts in the face of climate change. This August 24 - September 7, their work will be featured in Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam, in their ‘Art and Technology : Art as Insight’ exhibition, curated by Katherina Nguyen.
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 Arts Academic Theme Associate, Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institute’s Resident Counselor and Teaching Assistant for Creative Writing, Juilliard Gluck Fellow, and Avenues, The World School music faculty. For the past two years, she was invited to partake as both multidisciplinary performer and stage manager at Silkroad Ensemble’s Global Musician Workshop, as well as Teaching Artist and Speaker at Caroga Lake Inter-Arts Symposium and Music Festival. Currently, she serves as faculty of ToneRow.com, teaching students worldwide online, 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). For her contributions to Humanities & Creative Arts, Juliann Ma was presented with the Robert M. Golden Medal at her Stanford graduation.
Ms. Ma’s 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. This August, she will be conducting a tour of solo concerts, SEAS Productions exhibitions and demos, and masterclass series in Southeast Asia.
In her spare time, Juliann enjoys filmmaking, photography, dancing, singing, sailing, cooking, designing jewelery, and drawing inspiration from nature and her city.
You are invited to attend one of Juliann’s upcoming events, or contact her directly!
A varied collection of performances by Juliann Ma.
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’.
Interdisciplinary performance inspired by a selection of world music.
Mohini (Melody by Sandeep Das, arrangement and performed by Tirakitataka).
Video and audio of Juliann’s solo performances, her collaborations, and her projects.
Concerts and Gatherings
- August 24 - September 7, 2018: SEAS in Exhibition: Art & Technology: Art As Insight, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Jul 22, 2018: Newport Music Festival: Schumann & Rachmaninoff, Ochre Court, Newport, Rhode Island
- July 9-14, 2018: Caroga Lake Inter-Arts Symposium, Caroga Lake, New York
- June 25-July 1, 2018: Silkroad Global Musician Workshop, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
- April 11, 2018: SEAS: Plastics, Coral, Ice, & Earth, Yamaha Artist Services New York: 689 5th Ave Floor 3, Entrance on E54th between 5th and Madison
- Nov 9, 2017: Rise, Awaken, Carnegie Hall, NYC
- Oct 21, 2017: A Night in the Parisian Wild, UWS, Manhattan
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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.)
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Contact Juliann Ma
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.
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