Judith Busbridge - Viola
Judith graduated in Music from Birmingham University and completed her viola studies with Thomas Riebl in Salzburg, where she was solo violist in the Camerata Academica under the directorship of Sándor Végh.
Outside her busy schedule with Ensemble 360, she was, until 2011, a founder member of the multi-award-winning Dante String Quartet, with whom she performed at major concert halls and festivals throughout the UK and Europe, winning the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Chamber Music in 2007.
Judith’s varied freelance career also includes being principal viola in the London Mozart Players as well as playing guest principal viola with the ECO, the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Opera House, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and The Academy of St Martin in the Fields. She is also solo viola in John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, which performs repertoire of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries on period instruments.
Since September 2013 she is one of the principal violas with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
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