Judy Lou is a passionate cello performer and instructor who completed her Master of Music from University of British Columbia in 2015 under the tutelage of renowned cello performer, Eric Wilson (M.Mus. Juilliard). In University, she frequently served as the principal cellist of UBC Symphony during her years of study and won the prestigious Friends of Chamber Music award for her chamber group in 2012. Currently, she is on the cello faculty of Vancouver Academy of Music, Langley Community Music School and Pacific Chamber Music Academy, while performing over the lower mainland of British Columbia. Since her studies, she has actively contributed to Vancouver’s music community through various performances and educational roles. As an active musician, Judy has performed in notable concert series such as Muzewest Concerts Society, Vancouver Art Gallery out to lunch series, Silk Purse Arts Centre: Classical Concerts Series, Vancouver Chamber Music Player, Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra concert series and Music Friends. Chamber music is her favourite musical ensemble as she enjoys the interaction with wonderful musicians tremendously, she also enjoys playing in an orchestra and has performed with Vancouver Island Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and Kamloops Symphony.
Outside her professional roles, Judy regularly organizes charity concerts for seniors and the community at large. Although she is classically trained, she has performed numerous contemporary pieces and is comfortable with musical styles of all forms. She strongly believes that music can improve lives and is constantly seeking to engage with fellow musicians and non-musicians to share her enthusiasm for the art.