Justus Grimm – German cellist born in Hamburg in 1970. Widely recognized as a great soloist and chamber musician. Since 2008 Justus Grimm has been holding a professorship at the Conservatory of Antwerp.
He plays a violoncello dated 1760 of P.A. Testore.
Justus Grimm took up the cello at the age of five. Initially studying under his father’s guidance he soon went to study in Saarbrücken with Ulrich Voss and in Cologne with Claus Kanngiesser and Frans Helmerson.
As part of his performances, He was a guest in many of the most renowned concert halls in the world like the Berlin Philharmonic, the Music Hall in Hamburg, the Cologne Philharmonic, and the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, the Munich Hercules Hall, and the Cultural Centre in Lisbon.
He had performed with several orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Klassische Philharmonie Bonn.
His chamber music career saw him perform with Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Gérard Caussé, Augustin Dumay, Benoît Fromanger, Stephen Kovacevich, Katia and Marielle Labèque and Christian Poltéra amongst others.
Prizes and awards:
I Prizes at the Maria Canals International Music Competition,
I Prize German National Competition,
Prix Cecilia is the best CD of the year 2012 by the Belgian press.
Philippe Gaubert: Chamber Music, Fuga Libera, 2010,
Josef Labor: Piano Quintet Op. 3; Piano Quartet Op. 6, Capriccio Records, 2019. luthier