Judith van Driel

Judith van Driel took up the violin when she was six years old. At the age of sixteen she was accepted at the conservatory of Amsterdam, where she studied with Kees Koelmans and Peter Brunt.  She also studied with Günter Pichler in Vienna.  Judith is a founding member of the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam, with whom she was invited to study with the Alban Berg Quartett in Cologne.  The Dudok Quartet later went on to study with Marc Danel at the Dutch String Quartet Academy. During these studies the Quartet won prizes at numerous international competitions. During her studies, Judith took part in the academy of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra but it was as a member of the Dutch Ricciotti Ensemble (a street orchestra which performs all kinds of music for unconventional audiences), that she truly learned about the power of music.

As violinist in the Dudok Quartet, Judith aims to forge a personal connection with her audience through sharing the music she loves.  She has a deep love for literature and likes to write the texts for the projects of the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam. She also is a passionate teacher, both in violin and chamber music, and has taught at the Sweelinck Academy and Conservatory of Amsterdam since 2022.

Since 2017 Judith has performed on a violin built by Francesco Gofriller around 1725, kindly loaned to her by the Dutch Musical Instruments Foundation (NMF).

Judith Van Driel