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. As advocates of folk-inspired classical music, the 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 two solo recordings on Koch International: The Flute Music of Serge Prokofiev, and the Flute Music of Toru Takemitsu. In addition to her solo recordings, Aureole has released nine discs on Koch International, the first of which was short-listed for numerous Grammy awards. 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. 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. She has performed with Monadnock Music since 1995.