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 the new wave of historically informed performance practice using period instruments, and went to the Netherlands to train at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. In fulfilment of his wish to bring a celebrated eighteenth-century orchestra back to life, Julien Chauvin founded Le Concert de la Loge in 2015. In parallel with this, he continues his collaboration with the Quatuor Cambini-Paris, formed in 2007. He has conducted such operatic productions as Lemoyne’s Phèdre and Isouard’s Cendrillon, Haydn’s Armida, Sacchini’s Chimène ou le Cid and Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail. He has also appeared as guest conductor with many other groups, including the Esterházy Hofkapelle, Orchestre Régional d’Avignon-Provence, Orchestre National de Metz, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre de l’Opéra de Limoges, Orkiestra Historyczna Katowice, the Folger Consort in Washington, Les Violons du Roy, Kammerorchester Basel and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln. He performs regularly with Alain Planès, Christophe Coin, Andreas Staier, Jean-François Heisser, Justin Taylor and Olivier Baumont. His substantial discography of concertante works by Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Berlioz, released on the Alpha, Naïve, Aparté, Eloquentia and Ambroisie labels, has been praised in the musical press (Diapason d’or, Gramophone, etc.). In addition to his concert activities, Julien Chauvin also devotes part of his 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 Académie de l’Opéra de Paris, and with the Orchestre Français des Jeunes.