(bHertford, 30 Oct 1949). English conductor. He studied the piano with Alfred Kitchin and conducting with Bernard Keefe at Trinity College of Music in London (1967–71), before training at the London Opera Centre and becoming assistant to Maazel in Cleveland (1973–5). His association with the European Community Youth Orchestra began in 1978, when he became associate music director, later to become artistic director (1990). He participated in the founding of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe in 1981, taking them on tour to the USA (1984–5), Europe and East Asia. Judd was music director for the Florida PO from 1988, and appeared with the ENO before becoming artistic director of Greater Miami Opera (now Florida Grand Opera, 1993–6). He has also appeared at Glyndebourne (La Cenerentola, 1995), with the Berlin PO, Prague SO, Orchestre National de France, Royal Stockholm PO and New Zealand SO, among others, and made his Salzburg Festival début in 1993. He regularly conducts the LPO and English Chamber Orchestra and in 1997 conducted the première of Nyman's Saxophone Concerto with the Philharmonia; he has recorded works by Meyerbeer, Donizetti, Mahler and Elgar with the RPO and the Hallé Orchestra.