Iris Juda is a founder member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Iris was born in Holland and studied the violin with her father, Jo Juda (concertmaster at the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam), Herman Krebbers, and with Sandor Vegh in Salzburg. She and her father performed as a violin duo for many years.
As a violinist and viola player, Iris has been performing regularly with different european orchestras and ensembles such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam (violin), the Mozarteum Orchester in Salzburg (principal 2nd violin) and the Hagen Quartet (viola). Iris lived in London for 9 years and during that time, she was a member of the Hanson string quartet, the Nash ensemble (violin), the Johannes ensemble (viola) and the Endymion ensemble (viola).
Beside her work with the COE since 1981 (violin), Iris has also been a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra since its beginning in 2003 (violin) and the Gaudier ensemble (viola) alongside other members of the COE. She holds the position of principal viola in the Camerata Salzburg. With her husband Lukas she plays Austrian folkmusic (3 violins and a double bass).
Iris and Lukas have two children, Oscar and Luisa and they live in Salzburg.