Born in Paris, France, Dr. Minaux received degrees in both flute performance and chamber music from the Municipal Conservatory of Paris. Dr. Minaux later received the Master of Music degree from Yale University as a student of Ransom Wilson, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas under Marianne Gedigian.
Dr. Minaux has toured as a soloist in Europe and in the United Stated including appearances with the Dallas Wind Symphony, the University of Texas Wind Ensemble and Ensemble Instrumental Vibrations. He performed with Michelle Schumann, line upon line percussion, SO Percussion, The Aeolus Quartet among others and participated in festivals such as the Round Top Music Festival and the Victoria Bach Festival. Dr. Minaux is a regular player with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, the Laredo Philharmonic and the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra.
He participated in the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition in 2005 and at the 5th Beijing International Music Competition-Flute in 2012. He was a finalist at the Myrna W. Brown Artist Competition in 2011.
In addition to performing and competing, Dr. Minaux leads a private flute studio in Austin, TX and is the Chairman of the Workshop and Masterclass Series for the Austin Flute Society. Dr. Minaux is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has completed the SAA registered training for Unit Flute 1 at the Colorado Suzuki Institute. In addition to being appointed as a flute instructor at the Austin Chamber Music Center, Dr. Minaux will lead a beginner group flute class for the after school program at Blanton Elementary School in Austin, TX in Spring 2013.
Please visit his blog and his website for more information regarding future performances and events at www.francoisminaux.com