David Grimal

David Grimal
David Grimal
Born 1973
Origin Paris, France
Genres Classic
Occupations Violinist
Instruments Violin
Years active 1993–present
Website www.davidgrimal.com
Notable instruments
Stradivarius violin (1710)

David Grimal (born 1973) is a French violinist. He started to play the violin at the age of five. He won First Prize in violin and chamber music at the Paris Conservatory in 1993. Afterwards he did his postgraduate studies with Regis PASQUIER. He also enriched and deepened his musicality by studying with such personalities as Philipp HIRSCHHORN, Shlomo MINTZ, Isaac STERN.



He has performed as a soloist and in chamber ensembles in Switzerland, Japan,Korea, Hong-Kong, Taiwan, New York (Lincoln Center), Vienna (Musikverein), as well as on the main stages in Paris(Theatre du Chatelet, Theitre des Champs-Elysees, Auditorium du Louvre, Radio-France ...) and in such festivals as Ravinia, The Casals Festival in Porto-Rico, Menton, Festival de Musique en mer, Radio-France Montpellier. He has given radio and television performances on various European channels.

As a well-acclaimed soloist, David Grimal has been invited to perform with numerous great orchestras including: the Orchestre de Paris (Christoph Eschenbach, M. Plasson), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, R. Frübeck de Burgos), Orchestre National de Lyon, Opéra de Lyon (E. Krivine), Capitole de Toulouse (Jap van Sweden), Mozarteum de Salzbourg (H. Soudan), Berliner Sinfonie (S. Sloane), Florida Philharmonic (Matthias Bamert), English Chamber Orchestra (J. Judd), Budapest, Bucharest, Basel (H. Schiff), Monte Carlo, Fondation Gulbenkian Lisbonne (Lawrence Foster) Sinfonia Varsovia (M. Schonwandt, P. Csaba) Ulster Orchestra, Dublin, Taipei, Moscow Virtuosi, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Warsaw Symphony, Bavarian Chamber Orchestra, I Musici di Padova, Montpellier Philharmonic, Cannes Symphony, Avignon Symphony Orchestra, and Paris Conservatory Orchestra.

David GRIMAL has given chamber music performances with Youri BASHMET, Boris BÉRÉZOVSKY, Gerard CAUSSÉ, James GALWAY, Christoph HENKEL, Paul MEYER, Karoly MÒCSARI, Pascal MORAGUES, Raphaël OLEG, Régis and Bruno PASQUIER, Jean-Claude PENNE TIER, Xavier PHILLIPS, Roland PIDOUX, Alain PLANES, Emmanuel STROSSER...

He has also performed as a soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Moscow Virtuosi, the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, the Warsaw Symphony, the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra, I Musici di Padova, the Montpellier Philharmonic, the Cannes Symphony, the Avignon Symphony Orchestra, the Paris Conservatory Orchestra...


More recently he won the European Community Prize-1996, the European Radio Union Prize-1996, and received the 'Crédit National" Fellowship Award. He was also honoured as the Classical discovery of the MIDEM 1997.


David Grimal plays the Ex Roederer, Stradivarius (1710) lent by Fazenda Ipiranga, Mguaranesia / MG, Brasil. He was awarded the European Culture Prize at Wiener Musikverein in 1996. France made him Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2008.

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