Julien Salemkour was born 1969 in Hanover son of German-Algerian parents.
Julien Salemkour received his conducting training with Hans-Herbert Jöris and Michael Gielen at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
As a répétiteur with conducting duties he has worked at various opera houses in Germany such as Leipzig, Mannheim, Dortund and Bielefeld.
During this time Julien Salemkour assisted Michael Gielen, Sir George Solti, Christoph v. Dohnányj and Pierre Boulez.
In 2000 Julien Salemkour was appointment Kapellmeister and Assistant of the GMD Daniel Barenboim at the Staatsoper Berlin. Guest engagements have taken him to Tokyo, the MET, the Scala in Milan, the Semperoper and the Royal Opera in Copenhagen. Julien Salemkour has appeared with the Staatskapelle Berlin on radio and television. He is a regular guest with the Romanian Radio Orchestra, and the Radio Sinfonie Orchester Berlin.
In 2009-2010 Julien Salemkour taught score reading at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin, and in 2012 he temporarily took over the professorship for conducting at the UDK for one semester. He is a regular jury member of the Geneva Conservatory of Music, where he gave a conducting course last year as part of an orchestral project. In addition, Julien Salemkour has for many years conducted projects and concerts with the Orchestra Academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin.