Judith started playing cello aged 10 inspired by hearing the Dvorak cello concerto at a live concert. She was attracted to the rich expressive tone of the cello and it’s versatility as an instrument. She studied with the inspirational late Florence Hooton OBE before attending the Guildhall School Music & Drama in London. New to the city, she was excited by the diversity of musical opportunities and played viola da gamba in an early music group and electric cello in a pop group, as well as the standard orchestra and chamber groups offered at music college.
Judith enjoys a varied career as a freelance chamber, orchestral and solo player. She currently plays regularly with the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, and she feels very privileged to have worked with great musicians such as Sir Simon Rattle and Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as recently recording for a re-orchestrated Bing Crosby Christmas album and Strictly Come Dancing.
Judith is passionate about music-making in the local area, and she enjoys involvement in developing new community-based music projects. She also has a passion for cello chamber music and regularly coaches cellists in ensemble work.