James Judd


A sought-after guest conductor, James Judd is music director of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from London’s Trinity College of Music, he came to international attention as assistant conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, a post he accepted at Lorin Maazel’s invitation. He has made guest appearances with several noted ensembles, including the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Prague Symphony and Orchestra National de Paris. He has worked with all the major British orchestras – the Hallé, London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the Philharmonia whom he conducts on the Opera Rara recordings of Donizetti’s Ne M’Oubliez Pas (ORC4) and Meyerbeer’s Dinorah (ORC5).