Julien Chauvin is a French violinist and music director, specialising in historically informed performance practice using period instruments.
Julien Chauvin was attracted at an early age by the Baroque revolution and moved to the Netherlands to train at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Vera Beths, co-founder with Anner Bylsma of l’Archibudelli. In 2003 he was a prizewinner at the International Early Music Competition in Bruges. He then went on to perform as a soloist in Georgia, South America and South Africa, while at the same time playing in the leading European Baroque ensembles. In 2005 he founded le Cercle de l’Harmonie, which he co- directed with Jérémie Rhorer for ten years. Fulfilling his desire to bring a celebrated ensemble of the eighteenth century back to life, in 2015 he formed a new orchestra, le Concert de la Loge. The ambitions of this modern recreation lie in its exploration of forgotten works from the French orchestral and vocal-operatic repertory, but also of concert formats encouraging spontaneous and imaginative reactions from the audience. In parallel with this, he continues his collaboration with the Quatuor Cambini-Paris, formed in 2007, with which he performs the string quartets of Jadin, David, Gouvy, Mozart, Gounod and Haydn, among others. Alongside his concert activities, Julien Chauvin also devotes time to teaching in orchestral sessions or masterclasses at the Conservatoires Nationaux de Musique et de Danse of Paris and Lyon, the École Normale de Musique de Paris and the Orchestre Français des Jeunes.