Winner of the Prix du Concours Général in Paris in 1997, Julien Chauvin studied at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague with Vera Beths, Wilbert Hazelzet, Jaap ter Linden and Anner Biljsm. In 2003, he won a prize at the Concours International de Musique Ancienne in Bruges, an International Early Music competition, and has since performed as a soloist in Georgia, South America and South Africa as well as such festivals as the Easter Festival of Deauville, the Cordes Musique-sur-Ciel Festival and the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.
He has also collaborated with prominent European Baroque ensembles such as Concerto Köln, Musiciens du Louvre, Concert d’Astrée and Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.
In 2005, together with conductor Jérémie Rhorer, he founded Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, before going on to create the Cambini-Paris Quartet in 2007, both of which seek to explore and rediscover a wider French repertoire of long-forgotten works, from the end of the Ancien-Régime to 1830.
Julien Chauvin has also performed works in romantic and modern repertoires, in close collaboration with Steve Reich, György Kurtág, Thierry Escaich, Thomas Adès and Philippe Hersant, with Renaud Capuçon, Jérôme Pernoo, Jérôme Ducros, Bertrand Chamayou, Christophe Coin and Patrick Cohen as partners.
He is regularly invited to conduct opera productions such as Era la Notte with Anna Caterina Antonacci, Atys by Piccini and Le Saphir by Félicien David, in partnership with the Palazzetto Bru Zane, which performed in Venice, Paris (at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord), La Chaise-Dieu Festival, Sorèze and Périgueux. He will soon be conducting a production of Haydn’s Armida staged by director Mariame Clément.
His recordings for the Eloquentia and Naïve-Ambroisie labels, most notably Beethoven’s Romance in F major and Rêverie et Caprice by Berlioz, released in 2011, have been critically acclaimed.
He plays with a baroque violin of Jacob Stainer from 1670 (ex Mozart-Wranitzki) and with a romantic violin Giusseppe Rocca from 1839.