For twenty years, French violinist David Grimal (b.1973) has been pursuing an international solo career at many major international concert venues and under today’s greatest conductors. Several new works have been written for him. Playing recitals with French pianist Georges Pludermacher, their collaborative discography has reaped countless awards. In 2009, Grimal’s recording of Bach’s Violin Sonatas and Partitas, along with Brice Pauset’s “Kontrapartita” (dedicated to Grimal) was lauded by Le Monde de la Musique.
Grimal’s association with “Les Dissonances” has allowed him to explore non-solo repertoire; together they founded “L’Autre Saison”, a concert series performed to- and for the benefit of homeless people in Paris. Since 2008, he has been artist-in-residence at the Opera de Dijon. Grimal teaches at the Hochschule fur Musik Saar, Saarbrucken, Germany, holds master classes and has served on competition juries. In 2008, he was honoured by the French Ministre de la Culture. David Grimal plays a 1710 Stradivarius and a “Don Quixote” violin made for him by French luthier Jacques Fustier.