Jude Rees is a professional oboist and woodwind specialist with extensive experience in classical, folk, contemporary and early music. As freelance multi-instrumentalist and sought-after session musician, Jude has worked with some luminaries of the folk world and has guested on numerous albums and live tours. She currently plays with BBC Radio2 Folk Award nominated Pilgrims’ Way, Mary’s medieval ensemble Archaedium, and has played for theatre and television including the BBC and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Jude also co-runs a lively early music group for children in Warwickshire.

In PIVA, Jude plays bagpipes, shawm, recorders, crumhorn, curtal, rauschpfeife and percussion and also loves to sing anything from a bawdy catch to a plaintive song.