JULIEN CHAUVIN, violin & direction
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 a prizewinner at the International Early Music competition in Bruges and has performed as a soloist in South America, South Africa, Georgia, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Deauville Easter Festival. He has appeared with such Baroque ensembles as Concerto Köln, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Le Concert d’Astrée and the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges.
He also performs the Romantic and modern repertoire and has worked in close collaboration with Steve Reich, György Kurtág, Thierry Escaich, Thomas Adès and Philippe Hersant. He gives recitals with fellow soloists Renaud Capuçon, Jérome Pernoo, Jérome Ducros, Bertrand Chamayou, Jean-François Heisser, 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. He also continues 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 and Félicien David’s Le Saphir produced by Palazzetto Bru Zane. He has directed Le Concert de la Loge in a number of operatic productions staged by Mariame Clément (Armida, Haydn), Marc Paquien (Phèdre, Lemoyne) and Sandrine Anglade (Le Cid, Sacchini).
Among the orchestras he has directed from the violin are the Esterházy Hofkapelle, the Orchestre Régional d’Avignon, the Orkiestra Historyczna of Katowice and the Orchestre Français des Jeunes.
Julien Chauvin has also begun to develop a career in North America with the Folger Consort in Washington and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra.
He regularly appears in recital with Olivier Baumont. Together they recorded the disc ‘À Madame’ at Versailles Palace for the Aparté label.
He has recorded concertante works by Haydn, Beethoven and Berlioz with Le Cercle de l’Harmonie on the Eloquentia and Ambroisie-Naïve labels. In 2016 he began recording Haydn’s ‘Paris’ Symphonies with Le Concert de la Loge for Aparté.
Since September 2017 Julien Chauvin has been artist in residence at the Institut d’Études Avancées de Paris at the Hôtel de Lauzun.