British born James Judd’s many directorships include 8 years with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and 14 years with the Florida Philharmonic. He co-founded and toured extensively with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conducted in the greatest European halls and appeared with their orchestras: Vienna, Prague, Monte Carlo, Leipzig, Orchestre National de France, the Suisse Romande, Zurich Tonhalle, the Vienna, Brussels, Istanbul, Rotterdam, Seoul Philharmonic orchestras, Japan’s NHK, all major British and numerous North American orchestras. He was Principal Guest of the Asian Youth Orchestra, France’s Orchestre National de Lille, director of the Israel Symphony and Slovak Philharmonic, and is Music Director of Korea’s Daejeon Philharmonic. He founded Florida ́s Miami Music Project, reaching thousands of underserved children through music education and outreach programs, and has led the orchestras of the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute, Manhattan School of Music, London’s Guildhall School and Trinity College, Aspen Music Festival and the Australian and New Zealand national youth orchestras. His global concert repertoire is reflected in his extensive discography of works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Beethoven, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin and Mahler on the Naxos, Decca, EMI, Gramola and Philips labels.