Julien Chauvin, winner of the Prix du Concours Général de Paris in 1997, studied violin with Vera Beths at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and period instrument interpretation in Baroque and Classical music with Wilbert Hazelzet, Jaap Ter Linden and Anner Bylsma.
In 2003, he was laureate at the International Early Music Competition in Bruges. He has performed as soloist in South America, South Africa, Georgia, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Easter festival in Deauville, France. He has appeared with such Baroque ensembles as Concerto Köln, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert d’Astrée, and l’Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.
He also performs the Romantic and Modern repertoire and has worked in close collaboration with Steve Reich, György Kurtag, Thierry Escaich, Thomas Adès and Philippe Hersant. He gives recitals with fellow soloists Renaud Capucon, Jérome Pernoo, Jérome Ducros, Bertrand Chamayou, Christophe Coin, Patrick Cohen and Alain Planès.
After a ten year collaboration with the ensemble Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, which he directed with conductor Jérémie Rhorer, Julien Chauvin established a new orchestra, Le Concert de la Loge. At the same time, he also continued to perform with the Quatuor Cambini-Paris which was formed in 2007.
As musical director, Julien Chauvin has collaborated on many operatic productions including Era la notte staged by Juliette Deschamps with Anna Caterina Antonacci, Félicien David’s Le Saphir produced by Palazzetto Bru Zane and Haydn’s opera Armida staged by Mariame Clément.
As conductor, he has directed with the violin Esterházy Hofkapelle, the Orchestre régional d’Avignon and the Orkiestra Historyczna of Katowice. Julien Chauvin has also begun to develop his work in North America with the Folger Consort in Washington and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra.
He is a regular guest on the radio stations France Musique and Radio Classique. The Mezzo TV channel devoted a portrait to him in 2006.
He has recorded concertante works by Haydn, Beethoven and Berlioz with Le Cercle de l’Harmonie on the Eloquentia and Ambroisie-Naïve labels.
Julien Chauvin plays a Baroque violin by Jacob Stainer from 1670 (formerly the ex-Mozart-Wranitzki), on loan from a patron of the arts, and a Romantic violin by Giuseppe Rocca from 1839, in the framework of the ‘Adopt-a-Musician’ project.
He is the artist-in-association with the Fondation Singer-Polignac in Paris.