French composer, performer, arranger and orchestrator born in 1987 in Sainte-Adresse.
A violinist and harpist trained at the Le Havre Conservatory, Julien Giraudet studied harmony and counterpoint and orchestration at the Paris Regional Conservatory in the classes of Thibault Perrine and Alain Louvier. He then entered the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Jean-François Zygel (harmony), Thierry Escaich (harmony and counterpoint), Denis Cohen (orchestration) and Marie-Jeanne Séréro (music composition for images).
Passionately fond of the comic strip and video games, Giraudet joined the SÉGA (Société des Écrituristes Gamers and Arrangeurs). He also joined Pixelophonia, a video-game symphony orchestra comprising former pupils of the Paris Conservatory devoted exclusively to music for video games. A harpist in this orchestra, he has arranged and orchestrated many pieces for it.
Julien Giraudet particularly enjoys composing for orchestral formations, though he has also written chamber music and music for short films. His works include the score for the animated film Neptune olympique (2013); the music of the animated short film Ama (2015); Concerto for piano based on Final Fantasy VI, first performed by the Orchestre Pixelophonia in the Amphithéâtre of Bastille Opera (2017); D’Olympie en Olympie for orchestra, first performed by the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France conducted by Tito Ceccherini in Alfortville at the final of the competition Île de Créations (2018); Trois Poèmes pour Adora Belle Chercoeur for clarinet and harp (2019); Esméralda Ciredutemps for trio with piano, commissioned by the Ranganathan Trio (2020); Mythe for cello and orchestra, first performed by Victor Julien-Laferrière and the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France conducted by Léo Warynski at Le Perreux-sur-Marne during the final of the competition Île de Créations (2021).
Julien Giraudet was a laureate of the Pierre Cardin Prize of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 2021.