Judith Hall is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed and best-known flautists.
Born and educated in Australia, Judith’s outstanding natural talent was recognised the moment she started playing the flute at the age of ten.
However, by pursuing other interests she did not start her career as a professional musician until her early thirties.
After studying with Jean-Pierre Rampal in France, she eventually settled in London and was given he first real break by Sir Colin Davis, when, without previous orchestral experience, she was invited to join the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House as principal flute.
Since she moved on to be a solo performer in the 1980s her international reputation has grown rapidly and today, her versatile and sensitive playing is in considerable demand in concert venues throughout the world. She has shown herself to be as much in her element playing demanding contemporary solos by George Benjamin in La Fenice, Venice as in recitals of Bach’s sonatas in the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
She plays frequently in chamber music and concerto programmes on the BBC and her recitals receive the highest praise – ‘inimitable charm’, ’playing which quite touched the soul’, and ‘a complete master of every facet of the instrument’ are some of the comments from the press.
Her solo repertoire will be of interest to orchestras, festivals, music clubs and societies and radio television stations.
Apart from solo and flute and piano recitals she plays in programmes with other artists on instruments such as guitar. harp, string quartets and trios.