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James Judd

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British conductor James Judd became popular within the 1990s primarily for his exceptional results with an American local orchestra so when a youth and chamber orchestra conductor. He analyzed in the Trinity University of Music in London from 1967 to 1971. His piano trainer was Alfred Kitchin, and he required performing from Bernard Keefe. He was approved for training in the London Opera Center. He has maintained his desire for opera and sometimes conducts them, though he offers gained his primary reputation and it has been frequently documented as an orchestral conductor. Judd became helper to Lorin Maazel, music movie director from the Cleveland Orchestra, and caused him there from 1973 to 1975. In 1978 he came back to Europe on the demand of Claudio Abbado. Among Abbado’s favorite tasks was the brand new Western european Community Youngsters Orchestra, and in 1978 Abbado appointed Judd its associate music movie director. He has continued to be from the Western european Community Youngsters Orchestra, and in 1990 became its honorary creative movie director. A demand for his providers being a visitor conductor began at the moment. The main orchestras he provides led are the London Symphony Orchestra; the Hallé Orchestra; the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; the London Philharmonic; the Royal Scottish Orchestra; the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; the Country wide Arts Middle of Ottawa, Canada; the Cincinnati Symphony; the Indianapolis Symphony; the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg; the NHK Symphony of Tokyo; the CBC Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; the Pittsburgh Symphony; the Israel Philharmonic; the Berlin Philharmonic; and many more. He co-founded the Chamber Orchestra of European countries and toured with it through America, European countries, and Asia. In 1987, he became the music movie director from the Florida Philharmonic, a post he kept until 2001. This orchestra is definitely ranked like a local orchestra, but he constructed its quality and polish to the amount of a significant orchestra. Although its house concerts are in a number of auditoriums in Miami-Dade, Brouward, and Hand Seaside Counties — the warm south Atlantic coastline section of Florida, area of many affluent cities furthermore to Miami and Miami Seaside — it really is praised for an extraordinary consistency of firmness. Judd’s performance using the FSO of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 was scored the “Greatest New Mahler Documenting of the entire year” with the worldwide Gustav Mahler Culture and received many awards as well as other recognition being a “greatest documenting” from many sources. Channel Newspaper called him as “among the 25 most important guys in South Florida,” known for his initiatives to promote traditional music, including regular appearances on regional FM radio channels. He instituted outreach applications such as for example “Beethoven from the Seaside” and his Community Trips, some free of charge concerts in uncommon venues. He offers recorded the entire symphonies of Leonard Bernstein in Naxos Information’ American Classics Series. Others of his a lot more than 30 Compact disc releases include functions of Meyerbeer, Elgar, and Donizetti, as well as the Vaughan Williams’ Sinfonia Antartica with the brand new Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Judd regularly offers led productions from the British Country wide Opera and was, from 1993-1996, creative director of the higher Miami Opera. He in addition has conducted in the Glyndebourne Event Opera. In 1999, he became music movie director of the brand new Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the first ever to hold that name within the orchestra’s 50-yr history. Therefore, he made an appearance on a global 2000 millennium telecast with soprano Kiri Te Kanawa. He offers conducted several globe premieres, including Michael Nyman’s Saxophone Concerto and Gareth Farr’s Hikoi, with percussionist Evelyn Glennie as soloist. His debut appearance on the BBC Proms using the Concertgebouw emerged in August 2005. Judd provides amassed a significant catalog of recordings, like the ABSOLUTE BEST of Elgar (2006), John Antill’s Corroboree (2008), and Zemlinsky’s Mermaid (2009).

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Full Name James Judd
Profession Conductor
Education Trinity College of Music
Nationality British
Albums Symphony no. 3 / Billy the Kid (Suite), Corroboree / An Outback Overture, The Wand of Youth / Nursery Suite, Sculthorpe: Earth Cry / Piano Concerto / Kakadu, The Three Symphonies, Peter Sculthorpe: Requiem, Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony no. 2 'The Age of Anxiety' / West Side Story (Symphonic Dances) / Candide Overture, Piano concerto in a minor, Opus 16 / Lyric Pieces (Selection), The Mermaid (Symphonic Fantasy) / Sinfonietta, The Favourite Piano Concertos-Vol.4, Winter Legends / Morning Song / Saga Fragment, Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, Romances for Violin & Orchestra, and Triple Concerto in C Major, Dvorak: Violin Concerto, Romance, Mazurek & Four Romantic Pieces, Symphony no. 2 In D major, op. 73 / Academic Festival Overture, op. 80, Bridge: The Sea / Enter Spring / Summer, Cathedral Music by Thomas Tomkins, Mahler: Symphony No. 1 (with "Blumine"), Pomp and Circumstance / Polonia / Caractacus (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: James Judd), A London Symphony (no. 2) / Concerto Grosso, Symphony No.1 (Halle Orchestra feat. conductor: James Judd), Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor, Op. 23 - Eight Pieces from The Seasons Op. 37 (a), Rhapsody in Blue, Piano Concerto / The Wasps (Aristophanic Suite) / English Folk Song Suite / The Running Set, Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2 In D, Op. 73, BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 1 / Concerto for Orchestra, Favourite Symphonies-Vol.3, Bernstein: Symphony No.2 etc, Symphony No. 1 in D major (Florida Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: James Judd), Mendelssohn & Villa-Lobos, Music For Book Lovers, Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neruda 2016 performer: "Cello Concerto"
Knight of Cups 2015 performer: "Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis"
Storyville 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Oki's Movie 2010 performer: "Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 in D major"

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Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Selective Listening 2014 Amber's Cameraman (voice)
Oba: The Last Samurai 2011 Lt. Lang

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Search of Perfect Consonance 2016 Documentary Himself
Airports and Overtures 2005 Documentary Himself

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