Judith Hall

Judith was born and educated in Australia and initially pursued a different career before being discovered by Jean-Pierre Rampal, who encouraged her to become a professional musician. She studied with him briefly in France before moving to London, where she made her highly successful debut in the Park Lane Group's "Young Musicians and Twentieth Century Music" series. This led to her joining the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden as Principal Flute. After seven years in this position, she left to focus more on solo and chamber music, having won the ISM/NatWest Festival Days competition.

Throughout her career, Judith has played as a guest Principal Flute with numerous orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC concerts Orchestra, and English National Opera. She has also performed with chamber groups such as the Koenig, Endymion, Lontano and Composers' Ensembles, Skampa and Divertimento Quartets, and Skylark Quintet, both in Britain and abroad, and has recorded extensively for the BBC.

As a soloist, Judith has performed and recorded concertos with the Philharmonia, BBC concerts Orchestra, Langham Chamber Orchestra, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Montepulciano Festival Orchestra, Ten Tors Orchestra, Divertimenti of London, and the English Symphony Orchestra, among others. She has also given numerous recitals in major British venues, including St David's Hall, Cardiff, the BBC concerts Hall, and the Pump Room, Cheltenham, and has participated in festivals such as the City of London, Three Choirs, Dartington, Great Elm, Leominster, Musicfest Aberystwyth, Aldeburgh Proms, Taunton, Arundel, Brighton, Harrogate, Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Gower, Machynlleth, Newbury Spring Festival, Calstock, Budleigh Salterton, Ryedale, Salisbury International, and Cheltenham International Festivals.

Judith has also performed abroad at festivals in Turin, Montepulciano, Middelburg, Halle, Como, Adelaide, and Sydney, and has undertaken tours of France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, Greece, India, Australia, the Bahamas, and many parts of Southeast Asia, with many tours funded by the British Council. In addition to her performing career, Judith teaches flute at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and is also a teacher of the Alexander Technique. She has received funding from the Arts Council to commission numerous new pieces for flute, including Jonathan Lloyd's virtuoso theater piece "The Apprentice's Sorcery," which was broadcast by the BBC from the Cheltenham International Festival.

Review of Divertimento String Quartet with Judith Hall Concert held on 13 April 2019

Review of Judith Hall and Craig Ogden Concert held on 20 February 2015


Judith Hall holding a flute