Julian Arp studied cello at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin with Jens Peter Maintz, Boris Pergamenschikow, David Geringas, Eberhard Feltz. As a soloist and chamber musician Julian enjoys a worldwide concert activity and plays in concert halls such as the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. He appears regularly at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Montreux, Kuhmo, SoNoRo Bukarest, Stellenbosch, Stift Festival, and the Oxford Chamber Music Festival.
Alongside his longstanding duo partner, the pianist Caspar Frantz, Julian has won numerous national and international prestigious awards. The Duo Arp/Frantz has recorded three CDs with works of Debussy, Schumann, Chopin, Mendelssohn, J.S. Bach and Kurtág. All three albums have gained praise and international acclaim.
Julian 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.
Since October 2013 Julian has been teaching as professor at the University for Arts in Graz, Austria.