Julian Arp, born into a family of musicians in 1981, studied at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Jens Peter Maintz, Boris Pergamenschikow, David Geringas and Eberhard Feltz.
As a soloist and chamber musician Julian Arp enjoys a worldwide concert activity and plays in concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg or Berlin Philharmonic Hall and appears regularly at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, the festivals Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Beauvais, Montreux, Kuhmo, SoNoRo Bukarest, Stellenbosch, Stift Festival, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, „Spannungen“ in Heimbach, as well as IMS Prussia Cove which has had both a strong personal and artistic impact on him.
Chamber music could be considered to be Julian Arps greatest musical dedication. Alongside his longstanding duo partner, the pianist Caspar Frantz with whom he has won numerous national and international prestigious awards, he plays with some of the finest musicians of today.
The Duo Arp/Frantz has so far recorded three CDs with works of Debussy, Schumann, Chopin, Janacek and Mendelssohn. (quote Fono Forum: “The Duo Arp/Frantz make the music become a pure celebration. It all sounds and sings.”) The latest recording conjoins the Gamba Sonatas by Johann Sebastian Bach and pieces by Hungarian composer György Kurtág. All three albums have gained praise and international acclaim.
Julian Arp collaborates in a wide and varied repertoire and engages keenly in performing contemporary music. Composers such as Samir Odeh-Tamimi, Sven-Ingo Koch, Sarah Nemtsov and Violeta Dinescu have written pieces for him.
In addition to his concert activity Julian Arp highly commits to teaching and regularly gives master classes in Germany and abroad. Since October 2013 he has been teaching as professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria).