Julián Sarmiento was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied double bass in Bogota for several years and in 2010 he entered the Colombia National Symphony. In 2012, he moved to the Netherlands, where he is currently in his last year of his Master's degree at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, studying with Jean-Paul Everts. At the same time he became an academist in the Residentie Orkest in The Hague and also plays regularly with Het Ballet Orkest in Amsterdam.
One of Julián's most important activities is in the field of contemporary or modern music. In Colombia, he played in the Als Eco Ensemble, nationally one of the most important ensembles of modern music. He is currently developing projects with the Institute of Sonology in The Hague, and exploring new solo and chamber music repertoire.
In his free time he plays Rugby with a local team in The Hague.