Born in 1987 in Arles, France, Julien began learning the piano at the age of 5. He was taught by Erik Berchot and Rena Shereshevskaya at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and in 2013 began working with Maria João Pires at the Cité de la Musique in Paris. She subsequently invited him to continue his studies at the Queen Elisabeth Musical Chapel in Belgium and to be one of the founding members of the Partitura Project.
Maria and Julien have performed together all over the world, with performances at the Chopin Festival (Warsaw), Auditorium Teatro
dell’Opera di Firenze (Florence), Sheldonian Theatre (Oxford), Severance Hall (Cleveland) and Tippet Rise Art Centre (Montana).
In addition, they have also given many workshops together and launched educational and social programs for children (including Equinox). Julien is now resident in Belgais, at the Center for Arts created by Maria, and his first solo recording (of works by Chopin) will be released in January 2017 by Rubicon Classics.