Judith Woodworth served as Director of the National Concert Hall from 1993 to 2010. In an increasingly competitive environment she maintained the Concert Hall’s ranking as Ireland’s premier venue for classical music, as well as establishing its profile internationally. During her term as Director, she also extensively developed the organisation’s educational and outreach programmes.
Since graduation from Trinity College, Dublin, she has worked in the international music business both in London and Dublin. She was Artistic Director of the Music Festival in great Irish Houses from 1982–1999.
In 1998 she was appointed the first chair of the Council of National Cultural Institutions (including National Gallery, National Museum and National Theatre). She is currently a member of the Governing Authority of the University of Limerick, Chair of the St Patrick’s Festival and Chair of the Alfred Beit Foundation which owns and manages Russborough House. She served as a Governor of The Irish Times Trust from 2002–12.
Over the years, Judith has broadcast on RTE both as a solo singer, and more recently as a contributor on a broad range of topics associated with the arts.