Juliann MaPianist ℘ Interdisciplinary Artist
“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.
Notable Works and Press
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.
SEAS is Juliann Ma's original artistic initiative to awaken our senses to the growing global issue of climate change. Chosen and nurtured by Ms. Ma, a team of environmentally mindful artists strive to immerse audiences, through uniquely collaborative and interdisciplinary performances, in the story of human impact on nature. SEAS' first music video and Juliann Ma's directorial debut, Rise, Awaken, was released this past November. It is her hope that these works will encourage audiences to care for the home they share with all life on Earth, and take an active role in safeguarding it for the future via outreach, education, and other support for conservation efforts.
Interdisciplinary performance inspired by a selection of world music.
Mohini (Melody by Sandeep Das, arrangement and performed by Tirakitataka)
Published critiques and press covering Juliann's work.
High resolution photographs for use in press and more.
Video and audio of Juliann's solo performances, her collaborations, and her projects.
Concerts and Gatherings
- Rise, Awaken, at Carnegie Hall, NYC (November '17).
- A Night in the Parisian Wild, at UWS, Manhattan (October '17).
- 1920s Paris, at Lighthouse Guild for the Blind, NYC (September '17).
- Housewarming Concert, at Lighthouse Guild for the Blind, NYC (September '17).
- Cello Fundraiser, at Hawthorne Valley School Hall, Ghent, NY (July '17).
- Silk Road Global Musician Workshop Concerts, at Kresge Auditorium, DePauw University, IN (June '17).
- Caroga Lake Music Festival Chamber Music Concert, at Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY (June '17).
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Contact Juliann Ma
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.