Julien Altmann bio Julien Altmann was born in Berkeley, California. In 2017, Julien completed his undergraduate studies at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music with Richard O’Neill and Carla Maria Rodriguez. He then moved to Montreal to pursue his M.Mus in viola performance with André Roy at McGill’s Schulich School of Music where he won the 2018 Schulich Chamber Music Competition and travelled to China for a residency at the Beijing Central Conservatory. From 2019 to 2021, Julien will be studying at the Glenn Gould School of Music with Steven Dann. Julien has had the privilege to play with renowned chamber musicians, Axel Strauss, Elizabeth Dolan, Douglas McNabney, Movses Pogossian, Antonio Lysy, Guillaume Sutre, and Anssi Karttunen. In recent years, Julien has participated in the Sibelius Academy’s Creative Dialogue in Sante Fe, Musique à Flaine in France, and the LAMP festival in Lunenberg, NS. Outside of classical music-making, Julien composes and also records, performs, and arranges strings for artists like Emmit Fenn, Shallou, and James TW.