Judith Robinson is an arts manager and musician.
Robinson started to play music at a young age, settling on the cello at the age of eight. She studied music at City University, specialising in performance and music psychology, and studying the cello with Leonard Stehn. She has extensive experience of working in music education settings over the last 25 years, during which she has taught in primary and special needs schools, and devised and delivered education programmes for leading UK arts organisations such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Southbank Centre and Drake Music.
In her current role at Sound and Music, Judith is Head of Education, leading on all its educational work including Minute of Listening, the Summer School for Young Composers and Listen Imagine Compose. She is also an active musician, playing her cello in a variety of ensembles, from symphony orchestras and string quartets to folk sessions and rock bands.
Robinson has also organised the Gladstonbury Festival (incorporating Woofstock dog show!) in north west London for eight years. Some of her earliest musical memories are playing with her father’s old reel-to-reel tape recorder and listening with pleasure to the distorted buzz of many overblown recorders.
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