Justyna Grudzień was born in Poznań, Poland. She started playing the violin when she was 7 and since then, she has participated in numerous violin competitions winning over 50 prizes in total. First prize winner at competitions in Tokyo, London, Paris, Rome, Geneva, Belgrad, Sarajevo and Athens. She also triumphed at 6th Ernst&Szymanowski International Violin Competition in Wrocław, won 1st prize at “Będę wirtuozem” International Violin Competition in Cracow, and 2nd prize at “Young Paganini” International Violin Competiton in Legnica. She was one of the finalists of the 2nd Grażyna Bacewicz International Violin Competition and joined semi-finalists at the 1st Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition.
Justyna has been awarded many prestigious scholarships, such as “Młoda Polska”, the Scholarship funded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Scholarship of Marshal of Wielkopolskie Voivodeship or Scholarship of Business and Professional Women’s Club Poznań. She also got the Special Prize of Poznań City four times in a row and for three consecutive years was awarded a Music Academy Rector’s Scholarship.
Justyna was invited to become a member of the Youth Jury at 14th and 15th Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition.
She started building her orchestral experience when she was 9. She performed with various ensembles, including European Union Youth Orchestra, Europera Youth Orchestra, World Youth Orchestra and Gustav Mahler Academy Orchestra. She took part in Europa Chor Akademie in Görlitz where she worked with Symphoniker Hamburg. Justyna has already performed in the most prestigious European halls, including Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Rudolfinum in Prague, Royal Opera House in Muscat and many cities in Finland, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Bulgaria and Poland. Currently, Justyna is studying at I. J. Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań under the supervision of Karina Gidaszewska.