Andrew Krimm began studying viola at the age of 7 in Dallas, Texas. In 2006, he began his Bachelor of Music degree at the University of Colorado Boulder, studying with Erika Eckert and Geraldine Walther. In 2011, Mr. Krimm returned to Dallas to pursue a Performer’s Diploma at Southern Methodist University where he studied with Ellen Rose. While in attendance, Andrew co-founded the award-winning ensemble, Altius Quartet. During their residency at SMU, Altius Quartet won first prize at the Coltman Chamber Music Competition, first prize at the Plowman Chamber Music Competition, and was awarded the Silver Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.
In the Fall of 2015, Mr. Krimm moved to Boulder to study with the world-renowned Takács Quartet. The Altius Quartet was awarded a three-year residency at CU-Boulder to guide the ensemble through the creative and business aspects of having a successful career as a string quartet. In 2016 with the Altius Quartet, Mr. Krimm made his Carnegie Hall debut in NYC.
The Altius Quartet recently completed two albums. The first was released in April 2017, featuring a mashup of many different genres including Haydn, Bolcom, a-ha, and Dave Brubeck. The second, released in October 2017, featured Shostakovich’s “Personal Quartets” Nos. 7, 8, and 9. Both discs were released by PARMA Recordings.
After serving as Board President for the Western Slope Concert Series, Andrew became the Executive Director in 2018. In 2020, Andrew was also named the Executive Director of the Boulder Symphony, an organization committed to connecting with and profoundly affecting the human spirit. Boulder Symphony envisions a community that is informed, connected, and inspired by the arts.
Currently, Andrew lives in Longmont, Colorado with his wife, violist Stephanie Mientka, and their cat, Gus. Andrew is the most outrageous, most obsessive, and at times the most heartbroken Dallas Cowboys fan in the world.