Born in Mexico City, Adrian Justus began playing the violin at an early age, taking lessons from Prof. Vazka, Yuriko Kuronuma and Stanislav Kawalla. Quickly winning numerous competitions in his native country.
He then studied with Zvi Zeitlin at the Eastman School of Music (USA), where he was awarded a Performer’s Certificate for his exceptional musicality, unanimously recommended by the string faculty.
One of only four violinists enrolled in the prestigious Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he obtained his Masters Diploma in Music.
Adrian has performed at world-famous venues, including Carnegie Hall, New York, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Muziekgebouw Hall in Amsterdam, Prohibited City Concert Hall in Beijing, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Prague Castle Spanish Hall, Bellas Artes Hall, Sala Nezahualcóyotl in Mexico City, and in London’s Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Center as part of the Janacek Festival.
As a virtuoso soloist, has performed with numerous orchestras, including The Philharmonia Orchestra in London, The Kyoto Symphony in Japan, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, and the Prague Festival Orchestra, among others.
Adrian has also studied composition, having written several works for his instrument, including original cadenzas for the Mozart Concerti.
His several CD’s include a Carlton Classics release of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, the Brahms, Mozart and Manuel Enriquez Concerti with the Querétaro Philharmonic, a CD including violín and piano music called ‘Obsesion’ as well as así como un disco para violín y piano llamado “Obsession” as well as a CD of contemporary chamber music entitled “Tapestry”.