Judith Glyde, cellist and chair of the String faculty, studied with Bernard Greenhouse, formerly of the Beaux Arts Trio. Receiving a Bachelors degree at the Hartt College of Music, she received a Masters degree at the Manhattan School of Music in 1969. A founding member of the Manhattan String Quartet in 1970, she left the Quartet at the end of the 1991-92 season to be Professor of Cello and Director of the String Quartet Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition, Ms. Glyde performs as soloist and guest artist with orchestras and festivals (including the Adriatic Chamber Music Festival in Bonefro, Italy).
Formerly Artist-in-Residence at Town Hall in New York City; Colgate University, New York; and at Grinnell College, Iowa, Ms. Glyde, performing over 100 concerts a year, appeared throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico and South America, including three tours of the former Soviet Union. Her discography includes over 25 recordings for Naxos, Hearts of Space, Sony, Koch, Newport Classics, Musical Heritage Society, CRI, Educo, XLNT, Centaur Records and Opus One, including a set of six ESS.A.Y. compact discs featuring the 15 string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich. These recordings have received the highest praise, including TIME magazine’s “Best of ‘91.” Her latest recording of Piston Chamber Music, recorded in Townsville, Australia, in the summer of 2000, recently won the Chamber Music America WQXR Recording of the Year.