Cellist Judith Manger has performed with “elegance and poise” and “remarkably mature musicianship” (The Record) in Canada and beyond.
Judith is founder and director of Axis Music, a tuition-free music program for Toronto Community Housing children and youth. Encouraging excellence, Axis Music aims to promote equal access to music instruction, engagement and performance.
Solo appearances include concerto performances with the Northwestern Chamber Orchestra, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, and Guelph Symphony. Judith was a Boone Scholar of the Chicago Civic Orchestra during their 2009-10 season. An avid chamber musician, Judith toured with cellist Matt Haimovitz in his Uccello Quartet. Performance venues included Lincoln Centre (NY), the Celebrity Series of Boston (MA) and the Israel International Cello Congress. As cellist of the Schulich String Quartet, she was a prize-winner at the 2007 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Judith recently served on an Ontario Arts Council jury and was an invited guest speaker at an event hosted by the Neighbourhood Arts Network at the University of Toronto Scarborough.
Judith holds a Masters of Music Performance from Northwestern University where she received the Richard and Helen Thomas Fellowship, and a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Performance from McGill University where she was awarded the Tani Salsinger Gold Medal for outstanding achievement in music performance.
Musical mentors include Bryan Epperson, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Matt Haimovitz, Andre Roy, Simon Fryer and Olga van Kranendonk.