was born in Constance, Germany, in 1976 in a renowned family of musicians from Hungary, who had been cultivating the genre of double bass for more than three generations. Julius Darvas received his first lessons from his father at the age of 9. He first studied at the Landeskonservatorium Feldkirch (Austria), where he completed his studies with the concert diploma. He later changed to the Vienna University of Music and graduated with distinction under Alois Posch. The first prize winner of the Budapest Jazz Double Bass Competition in the “Foreigner” category has been a member of the Vienna State Opera Stage Orchestra since 2001 until 2023 and has regularly participated in concerts and tours of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Julius Darvas is Thomastik-Infeld Artist.