Julian Arp, born into a family of musicians in 1981, studied at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin and was amongst Boris Pergamenschikow’s last students. He continued his studies with David Geringas and accomplished his solo studies with a chamber music degree in the class of Eberhard Feltz. The recurrent collaboration with musicians such as György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados und Steven Isserlis has also been of great importance.
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. Together with Caspar Frantz and author and publisher Johannes Frank Julian is founder of the International Festival for Contemporary Chamber Music and Literature Zeitkunst. In 2011 Zeitkunst was guest at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Radialsystem Berlin, Israel and England. In 2013 it took place in Rio de Janeiro.
In addition to his concert activity Julian Arp highly commits to teaching and regularly gives master classes in Germany and abroad. In October 2013 he was appointed professor at the University for Arts in Graz, Austria, and has since then been enjoying to teach his own class.