Flute, Principal

Flutist, Laura Gilbert, has performed around the world as chamber musician, soloist, recitalist and guest lecturer. In addition to Aureole, a trio comprised of flute, viola and harp, of which Ms. Gilbert is a founding member, she has performed and toured with Musicians from Marlboro, Alexander Schneider’s Brandenburg Ensemble, The Brentano and Saint Lawrence String Quartets, Chamber Music at the 92nd Street “Y”, Saint Luke’s Ensemble and Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The New York Philharmonic, and Speculum Musicae.

Ms. Gilbert also performs frequently in a duo with the Greek guitarist, Antigoni Goni. Ms. Gilbert’s extensive discography includes two solo recordings: The Flute Music of Serge Prokofiev, and the Flute Music of Toru Takemitsu. Ms. Gilbert is a member of the ensemble on Dawn Upshaw’s Grammy award winning disc, “The Girl with the Orange Lips”.

Ms. Gilbert has served on the flute and chamber music faculties of Peabody Conservatory, Mannes College of Music, Harid Conservatory, Purchase College, The Aaron Copland School at Queens College, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, and Saint Ann’s School. She is currently on the Board of Trustees of Monadnock Music.

Ms. Gilbert studied with Samuel Baron, Julius Baker and Thomas Nyfenger, and received her Bachelor degrees from Sarah Lawrence College, and New England Conservatory of Music, her diploma and Master of Music, from The Juilliard School, and her Doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook, where she was Samuel Baron’s assistant.