Violinist Judith Ingolfsson is recognized for her intense, commanding performances, uncompromising musical maturity, and charismatic performance style. Now based in Berlin and enjoying a global career, she performs regularly as soloist, chamber musician and in recital as the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel, founded in 2006. The New York Times has characterized her playing as producing “both fireworks and a singing tone” and Strings Magazine described her tone as “gorgeous, intense, and variable, flawlessly pure and beautiful in every register.”
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 Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder). Concerts have taken her through almost the entire USA and to many other countries, including Germany, France, Spain,the Czech Republic, Russia, China, Japan, Hungary, Iceland, Puerto Rico, Panama, Hong Kong and Macau. She has played in many of the world’s most famous venues, including the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Tokyo Opera City, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Judith Ingolfsson studied at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Jascha Brodsky, David Cerone, and Donald Weilerstein. In addition to winning the Gold Medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 1998, Judith Ingolfsson was also a prizewinner at the Premio Paganini Competition in Genoa and at the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York. In 1999, she was honored by National Public Radio as Debut Artist of the Year.
She is currently 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. She performs on a Lorenzo Guadagnini violin, crafted in 1750, and a viola by Yair Hod Fainas.