The National Philharmonic, resident orchestra of the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Md., has appointed JUSTINE LAMB-BUDGE concertmaster. A native of Philadelphia, she is currently completing a bachelor’s degree at the Curtis Institute of Music as a student of Ida Kavafian and Joseph Silverstein. Lamb-Budge has performed as soloist with such organizations as the Ocean City Pops, the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, and Seattle’s Federal Way Symphony; as a substitute violinist with New Jersey’s Symphony in C and the New World Symphony in Miami Beach; and at Carnegie Hall in an orchestral concert presented in 2006 as a benefit for Doctors Without Borders following the earthquake in Pakistan. In 2007 she received a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, and participated the following year in the New York String Orchestra Seminar led by violinist and conductor Jaime Laredo. Lamb-Budge received further training in 2009 at the Aspen Music Festival and School and in 2010 at Tanglewood Music Center.
Justine Lamb-Budge photo by Pete Checchia
Posted February 8, 2012