Julia Haferkorn joined Middlesex University in 2014, after having worked in the music industry for 20 years.
Initially at classical music publisher Peters Edition, she promoted the music of John Cage, Mauricio Kagel and Brian Ferneyhough. Julia founded the artist agency Haferkorn Associates Ltd (1998) and, with Ed McKeon, the production company Third Ear Music Ltd (2010).
She has worked with a range of new music artists, including the Arditti Quartet, Apartment House, Matthew Herbert and Icebreaker, and has set up concerts and tours all over Britain and world-wide. In 2014 she was appointed Co-Artistic Director of the British Composer Awards.
In 2011 she produced the research report Mapping Contemporary Music in Great Britain, funded by Arts Council England. National new music organisation Sound and Music commissioned Julia to write The Composer’s Toolkit (2013) and subsequently, The Producer’s Toolkit (2014), both available online. 2017 will see the publication of a book on the Classical Music Industry, edited by Julia and her Middlesex University colleague Chris Dromey.
Julia has given talks, tutorials and/or lectures for Sound and Music, at the Cheltenham International Music Festival’s Composer Academy, the Finnish Institute, the University of Kent, and the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Dromey, Christopher and Haferkorn, Julia and Carboni, Marius (2017) Mapping the Classical Music Industry. In: The Classical Music Industry. Dromey, Christopher and Haferkorn, Julia , eds. Routledge (forthcoming). (Accepted/In press)
Dromey, Christopher (2017) Questions of Language in the Perception of Classical Music. In: The Classical Music Industry. Dromey, Christopher and Haferkorn, Julia , eds. Routledge (forthcoming). (Accepted/In press)