David Grimal


David Grimal took the time to build himself his own little world.  After the CNSM in Paris where he worked with Régis Pasquier, he took advice from Schlomo Mintz and Isaac Stern, studied for one year at the Political Science School then had a crucial encounter with Philippe Hirshhorn.  His artistic integrity and the purity of his playing style lead him to be very much in demand around the world and he is invited regularly by such prestigious formations as the Radio France Philharmonic, the Lyon National Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Capitole de Toulouse etc.

David Grimal is privileged to have partners that include such great interpreters as Boris Berezovsky, James Galway, Valery Afanassiev, Truls Mork, Xavier Phillips Georges Pludermacher, Yuri Bashmet, Gérard Caussé, Michel Beroff, Marc Coppey, Alain Planès, Nicholas Angelich, Anne Gastinel, Paul Lewis, etc. and to perform in places like the Muzikverein in Vienna (where he received the European culture award in 1996), the Lincoln Center in New York, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, at the Cité de la Musique, the Louvre Auditorium and the Orsay Museum. 

His discography includes the complete sonatas and partitas of Bach the sonatas of César Franck and Richard Strauss, the three sonatinas of Schubert with Valery Afanasiev, a Dohnanyi album with Marc Coppey, Michel Beroff and Gérard Caussé (2004).  A DVD presenting seven pieces for violin alone, written for him by seven different composers (Gasparov, Zur, Zygel, Pauset, Tanada, Escaich, Kissine) is in the works.

David Grimal decided to initiate the creation of a group of musicians, bringing together professionals from the great European formations and up-and-coming young talent, named The Dissonances.  This variable-geometry formation which is also a group for reflection and creation recently gave its first concert in Paris and will tour France during summer 2006.  David Grimal plays the ex “Roederer” 1710 Stradivarius.   

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