A sought-after soloist hailed for her “remarkable intelligence, musicality, and sense of insight,” Judith Ingolfsson has been appointed to the violin faculty at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. Her Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel will visit campus several times as Guest Artists in the 2018-19 academic year and Ingolfsson will begin studio teaching at Peabody in the fall 2019 semester.
“I am simply thrilled to welcome Judith Ingolfsson to Peabody,” said Fred Bronstein, dean of the Peabody Institute. “Her stellar career as a performer offers both inspiration and example for our students, and she is equally dedicated to sharing her insights, experience, and artistry through teaching. She will be a notable addition to our outstanding faculty.”
Recognized for her intense, commanding performances, uncompromising musical maturity, and charismatic performance style, Ingolfsson performs regularly as soloist, 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 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.
“It is an honor for me to join the distinguished faculty of the Peabody Conservatory. I look forward to working with the faculty and leadership team to empower our students and help them achieve their maximum potential,” noted Ingolfsson. “I believe Peabody encompasses the atmosphere that I strive for as an educator – a vibrant and imaginative learning community, one that supports the creative process intrinsic to the language of music and its communicative power.”
Ingolfsson and her recently announced violin colleague Vadim Gluzman join a diverse roster of artist-faculty colleagues 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.