Judith Serkin Judith Serkin began her ‘cello studies in Puerto Rico with Marta Casals Istomin and continued with David Soyer, of the Guarneri Quartet, at the Curtis Institute of Music. She was also a student of Mischa Schneider, of the Budapest Quartet. Ms. Serkin was a member of the Iceland Symphony, in Reykjavik, and of both the Guilford and the Hebrew Arts (later known as the Mendelssohn) String Quartets. A founding member of the Soldier Creek Music Festival in Nevada, she has been a participant at both the Yellow Barn and Marlboro Music School and Festivals, in Vermont, and has also been on numerous Music from Marlboro tours. Ms. Serkin has performed across the United States and Canada, and has toured extensively throughout France and Japan. She makes her home in Guilford, Vermont and is presently serving on the faculty of the New England Conservatory Preparatory Dept, as well as at the Brattleboro Music School. The instrument that she is playing was made by Joseph Hill, in 1760. Ms. Serkin is a member of the Trio Belle Scarpe.