First educated as a pianist and a violinist, Julien Vanhoutte made his conducting
debut in 2006 for the world premiere of Al Qoudsi's opera, “Jerusalem folie's”,
at Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, and the New Year's Concert of Orchestre
Symphonique du Havre in 2007.
For his international debut during the 2007-2008 season, he was invited
to Russia by the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, the
Kislovodsk State Philharmonic, and the Tambov Symphony Orchestra. In
2008-2009, he participated to the Dijon Opera Jubilee (France), and joined
Jukka-Pekka Saraste in Abu Dhabi for the Sibelius Academy Orchestra Tour.
He fostered his passion for operatic repertoire in concert with Mozart's
Zauberflöte, Ravel's L'enfant et les Sortilèges or Rimsky Korsakov's Legends of
Tsar Saltan. He came to the stage as the assistant by Marc Minkowski
for the Salzburger Mozartwoche 2010, in Wiener Staatsoper 2010 and
2011, Opéra Comique, Salzburg Festival 2011, Amsterdam Opera House, but
also musicals at Théâtre du Chatelet, assisting Sébastien Rouland. He has been
recently preparing the new production of Thomas's Hamlet at Theater and der
Wien, as assistant and stage music conductor.
Invited for four concerts during the 2011-2012 season by Orchestre Dijon-
Bourgogne, he is expected in Seoul for the third following year by the eclectic
Ensemble Unisson. He is asked for preparing several new stage
productions in 2012 and 2013, for the Mozartwoche, Salzburg Summer Festival,
Musikfest Bremen and Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Aside from concert activities he is nurturing a long term educational project in Kinshasa and Brazzaville.
Trained by Jorma Panula, with whom he has kept a tight relationship, he also
studied with Sylvain Cambreling, Jean Deroyer, and was advised by Jukka-
Pekka Saraste and Atso Almila.
As a violinist, Julien Vanhoutte was a student of Tibor Varga and Alexandre
Brussilovski. He has given numerous chamber music concerts and recitals in
Europe and Asia, founded the Résonances Quartet and the Onslow Quintet.
He has been leader of Opéra Éclaté Orchestra. His strong interests cover a large
range, from period instrument playing, with for example John Eliot Gardiner's
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique or Marc Minkowski's Les Musiciens
du Louvre, to contemporary music with groups such as Ensemble Fa and
L'Instant Donné. He has collaborated with Théâtre National de Strasbourg,
TF2 and Autrement Dit theatre companies.
Julien Vanhoutte taught keybord harmony in Rouen University, the violin and
chamber music in Lille and Paris conservatories, and has been advisor for the
City of Paris conservatories.