Julain Arp,
from six until now

Born in North Germany in 1981, Julian Arp is a renowned cellist and passionate photographer. He was amongst esteemed cellist Boris Pergamenschikow’s final generations of students at Berlin’s Hanns Eisler Academy of Music. Pergamenschikow's advice to pay attention not only to the minutest musical details but also to the broader context of each piece, including influences from visual arts and literature, deeply influenced Arp. As a cellist and a photographer, he maintains a keen eye for form, structure, and the finest nuances, both in his music and behind the lens.

During this time, Arp engaged in years of intensive collaboration with György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados and Steven Isserlis at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove.

Arp continued his education with cellist David Geringas and completed formative chamber music studies with violinist Eberhard Feltz. It was under these two maestros, and alongside collaborations with musicians such as András Schiff and Elisabeth Leonskaja, that Arp’s artistic focal points crystallised.

In 2009, Julian Arp and his collaborators dedicated themselves to the works of Mendelssohn Bartholdy, culminating in a highly acclaimed recording of the composer ’s complete works for cello and piano. Subsequently, in 2013, they released an album titled 'Time isn’t Passing,' which showcases a diverse repertoire ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to György Kurtág.

Together with his long-standing duo partner Caspar Frantz, Julian Arp has secured several accolades in competitions, on both national and international scales.In 2013 he was appointed professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.

Arp’s cello was made bespoke by Stephen von Baehr in Paris in 2010. Modelled on the Stradivari Stauffer Ex Christiani 1700, it’s a truly unique and exquisite work of craftsmanship

Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival | Vivaldi Rocks

Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

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Dance and infinity, a laughing and a crying eye, abyss and a lyrical farewell song: it‘s all to be heard in the latest album, called