Blai Justo

Spaniard Blai Justo studied violin in his native country, but in the Russian tradition. He received the Superior Diploma at the Conservatory "Padre Antonio Soler" in San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid, Spain), with Francisco Javier Comesaña and Palina Katliarskaia as teachers, and continued his study through various international placements.

He became interested in early music in 1990 studying further at the University of Salamanca, following several specialised courses with Ángel Sampedro, Emilio Moreno, Wim ten Have; Sigiswald Kuijken, Simon Standage, etc.

He enrolled at the Royal Conservatorium in Brussels in 1995, studying with Sigiswald Kuijken, and received the Master’s Degree with honours in June, 2000.

He joined the European Union Baroque Orchestra, and was asked to play with such prestigious ensembles as La Petite Bande (Sigiswald Kuijken), Collegium Vocale Gent (Philippe Herreweghe), Ricercar Consort (Philippe Pierlot), Il Fondamento (Paul Dombrecht), Les Agrémens (Guy Van Waas) and Anima Eterna (Jos Van Immerseel).

Blai Justo is regularly invited in the role of soloist and concertmaster, notably with conductors Wieland Kuijken, Jean Tubéry and Guy Van Waas.

He also performs chamber music with players such as Frank Theuns, Marcel Ponseele, Ryo Terakado, Wieland Kuijken, Robert Kohnen and Guy Penson.

Alongside participating in the most important festivals in Europe, Asia and America, he also contributed to many recordings for the labels Ricercar, Zig-Zag Territoires, Ramée, Mirare, Fuga Libera, Accent, Amati, Klara, Hyperion, Eufoda, etc.

Blai Justo is currently a violin teacher at the Professional Conservatory of Music and Dance of Mallorca.