Acclaimed violinist Judith Ingolfsson has been appointed to the Conservatory's faculty. She will begin studio teaching at Peabody in the fall 2019 semester but in the prior academic year, 2018-19, she will visit campus several times as a guest artist with the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel.
Recognized for her intense, commanding performances, uncompromising musical maturity, and charismatic performance style, Ingolfsson performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, and in recital as the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel, with pianist Vladimir Stoupel. Enjoying a global career, she has collaborated with conductors such as Wolfgang Sawallisch, Raymond Leppard, Gilbert Varga, Jesús López-Cobos, Rico Saccani, Gerard Schwarz, and Leonard Slatkin, and appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Chamber Orchestra of Tokyo, the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Brandenburgisches Staatorchester Frankfurt (Oder).
Ingolfsson studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jascha Brodsky, David Cerone, and Donald Weilerstein. She is currently a professor of violin at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart and co-artistic director and founder of the festival Aigues-Vives en Musiques in France. Previous faculty appointments include the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Cleveland Institute of Music, ENCORE School for Strings, and the Heifetz International Music Institute.
Ingolfsson joins a diverse roster of faculty artists charged with implementation of the Conservatory's new Breakthrough Curriculum in Music Leadership, a model at the forefront of arts training in the United States. The Breakthrough Curriculum is designed to help students develop skills in performance excellence, career development, and citizen artistry to meet the demands of today's ever-changing musical landscape. This includes a reimagined instrumental ensembles program in which students move through a rotation of varied ensemble experiences to ensure musical flexibility and training across a range of performing contexts, musical styles, and ensemble configurations.
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