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. Other posts include Co-Artistic Director of the British Composer Awards (2014-16) and Artistic Director of the Chinese New Year celebrations on Trafalgar Square (since 2015).
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. The Classical Music Industry, a collection of chapters written by scholars and industry professionals, edited by Julia and her Middlesex University colleague Chris Dromey, was published by Routledge in 2018.
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.
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