Julio López was born in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He studied viola at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg (Germany) with a scholarship from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
He has been invited to different orchestras such as the Tromsø Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian Arctic Philharmonic Orchestra.
He is a member of the Tertis Viola Ensemble with which he recorded an acclaimed CD with the OehmsClassics label.
He is currently a violist of the Münchner Philharmoniker.