Preparatory Division Faculty
D.M.A., SUNY-Stony Brook; M.M. and Diploma, The Juilliard School; B.M., New England Conservatory; B.A., Sarah Lawrence College. Flute studies with Samuel Baron, Julius Baker, Thomas Nyfenger, Keith Underwood.
Laura Gilbert, flutist, has appeared around the world as chamber musician,
soloist, recitalist and guest lecturer. In 2012 she co-founded Electric Earth
Concerts, a year-round music festival based in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
During her tenure as co-artistic director of Monadnock Music (2006-2011), she
created award-winning programming, receiving major foundation support from the NEA, Argosy, Getty,
Goelet, and many other organizations. In addition
to founding and performing with Auréole, a flute, viola and harp trio, Ms.
Gilbert has appeared with Musicians from Marlboro, Alexander Schneider's
Brandenburg Ensemble, the Borromeo, Brentano, Saint Lawrence, and Ciompi 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. As advocates of folk-inspired classical music, the
Gilbert-Goni Duo has commissioned numerous new works, many of which are
included on their debut solo disc “From the New Village,” on Koch International
Classics. Ms. Gilbert's extensive discography includes a Grammy award for Dawn
Upshaw's "Girl with the Orange Lips", two solo recordings on Koch
International: The Flute Music of Serge Prokofiev, and the Flute Music of Toru
Takemitsu. Auréole Trio has released twelve discs on Koch International,
the first of which was short-listed for several Grammys. Auréole is
responsible for 50-plus original compositions and arrangement, many of which
appear on their recordings. Ms. Gilbert has been a grant review panelist
for The National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America, Meet the
Composer and the National Flute Association. She has served on the 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 in Brooklyn. 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 Juilliard, and her Doctorate from SUNY Stony Brook.
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