Josée Aidans

Assistant Director and Violin

Born in Montreal, Josée Aidans obtains the "Price with Great Distinction" from the Conservatoire of Montreal after studies with Raymond Dessaints and Johanne Arel.

During her years of training, she wins many "First prize" as much as soloist as chamber-music player, of various competitions such as the Canadian Music Competition and the Radio-Canada’s Young Artists Competition. She also participates to masterclasses in particular with Martin Beaver, Vladimir Spivakov, the American String Quartet, the Peabody Trio, the Trio Pasquier and the Emerson String Quartet.

Member of the Ensemble Amati from 1995 to 2009, she appeared regularly as soloist with this orchestra besides occupying the post of contractor.

For more than 20 years, Josée Aidans also plays pop music with renowned artists. She accompanied, on stage and on records,  numerous artists, among others Claude Dubois, Ginette Reno, Diane Dufresne, Isabelle Boulay, Barbra Streisand, Céline Dion, Diana Ross, Diana Krall, Rod Stewart, Luciano Pavarotti, Josh Groban, Holly Cole, Yes, Charlotte Church and Sarah Brightman. She also counts to her credit numerous recordings for the radio and the television.

In 2013, she recorded the album « Just for my Lady » with the legendary jazz pianist Oliver Jones under the Justin Time Records label. This album earned a Félix Award as « Best Jazz recording of the year». She also toured with Mr. Jones from 2013-2016 until he left life on stage and retired.

Josée Aidans teaches violin at the Conservatoire of Trois-Rivières, at the Preconservatoire of Montreal and she works in close collaboration with Johanne Arel. She taugh violin at the Joseph-François-Perrault School as well as at the Conservatoire of Val-d’Or. She teaches at the Camp musical des Laurentides since 2000, and is also assistant director.