Judy Diez d’Aux, originally from Ohio, now resides in Quebec, Canada, where she is active as a flutist in the musical community. Judy holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Baylor University in Texas, and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Akron, Ohio. She performs on piccolo, C-flute, alto flute, and bass flute.
While living in East Tennessee, Judy performed frequently with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, and was a founding member of the Paramount Chamber Players, a premier ensemble based in north-eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia. Other engagements have included at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, Domaine Forget in Quebec, and Orvieto Musica in Italy, on Hawaii Public Radio, and at recitals in the United States, Canada, and Switzerland. In 2017, she performed with the Quebec classical-music celebrity Edgar Fruitier in Edgar et ses fantômes. She has performed with the Professional Flute Choir at the National Flute Association conventions in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Las Vegas, San Diego, and Chicago. With the low-flute specialist Peter Sheridan, she recently commissioned music for the album Continental Drift under the independent Australian record label MOVE Records.
She was the founder of the Saint-Victor Chamber Concerts, dedicated to promoting artistic excellence in the Laurentians region of Quebec. Judy also serves as Chamber Music Coordinator and flutist for the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy. Her latest project is the professional flute choir Les flûtistes de Montréal. In 2017, for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal, Judy commissioned two pieces for Les flûtistes de Montréal flute choir by Canadian composers Peter Senchuk and Richard Désilets.
"Spring Awaking was commissioned by
Judy Diez d’Aux to expand the repertoire opportunities of available chamber music for bass flutes."
- Continental Drift, music for bass flutes & cello
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