Biography

Timothy Judd © Michael G. Stewart

A native of Upstate New York, Timothy Judd has been a member of the Richmond Symphony violin section since 2001.  He is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where he earned the degrees Bachelor of Music and Master of Music, studying with world renowned Ukranian-American violinist Oleh Krysa.

The son of public school music educators, Timothy Judd began violin lessons at the age of four through Eastman’s Community Education Division.  He was a student of Anastasia Jempelis, one of the earliest champions of the Suzuki method in the United States.  Other influential teachers include Charles Haupt, Victor Danchenko, James Buswell, David Cerone and the members of the Lydian String Quartet.

Mr. Judd has performed with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Slee Sinfonietta, Rochester Chamber Orchestra and Skaneateles Festival Orchestra.  He is a former member of the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and is currently a member of the Williamsburg Symphonia.  As an orchestral musician he has performed at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington and has been heard on public radio’s Performance Today.  Throughout his career Mr. Judd has appeared with such notable and diverse performers as Gil Shaham, Andre Watts, Renee Fleming, Garrison Keillor, and the rock band Yes.

Timothy Judd also enjoys playing chamber music, recently becoming a founding member of Crescendo: Mike Goldberg and Friends, an organization which has performed throughout Central Virginia.  A passionate teacher, Mr. Judd has maintained a private violin studio in the Richmond area since 2002 and has been active coaching chamber music and numerous youth orchestra sectionals.

In addition to performing and teaching, Timothy Judd is an active blogger. Weekly posts feature his popular series, The Listeners’ Club as well as insights on violin playing and the Suzuki method. Mr. Judd has contributed articles to Polyphonic.org- The Orchestra Musician Forum and Drew McManus’s Adaptistration through the Take A Friend To The Orchestra series.

Mr. Judd performs on an instrument that was made in 1894 by the respected English violin maker William Ebsworth Hill.

In his free time, Timothy Judd enjoys working out with Richmond’s popular SEAL Team Physical Training program.

Timothy’s Violin