Josep Colomé


Born in Sabadell in 1979, violinist Josep Colomé began his musical studies with his father at the age of four. At eighteen, he graduated with honours from Barcelona’s Liceu Conservatory, winning all prizes available to him. He continued his studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg with Nicolas Chumachenco, and then at Northern Illinois University (Chicago) with Shmuel Ashkenasi and the Vermeer Quartet.
He has won many awards, including Second Prize and National Music Prize at the first Amadeo Roldán International Violin Competition (Havana, 1997), and the Mendelssohn Wettbewerb 2000 (Berlin).
He has performed with such leading artists as Lorin Maazel, Neville Marriner, Enrique García Asensio, Nicolas Chumachenco, Arturo Tamayo, Augustin Dumay and Heinz Holliger. A founding member of the Alart Quartet, he also appears regularly in recital with pianist Enrique Bagaría. He currently teaches at the Aragón Conservatory in Zaragoza, and his recordings include the Casals Violin Sonata for the Klassic Cat label, and El violí invisible and the Brahms Violin Sonatas for Solé Recordings.