Principal Flute Royal Flemish Philharmonic (deFilharmonie) (cond.E.deWaart, Jaap Van Zweden & Philippe Herreweghe)

Professor for Flute at the Royal Conservatory Antwerp (ARTESIS) (B)

Professor for Flute and FMR at the Hogeschool der Kunsten-Utrechts Conservatorium (NL)

Artistic Director and Head of Winds&Brass Royal Conservatory Antwerp (ARTESIS)(B)

CooNrdinator Antwerp Orchestral Academy
(deFilharmonie, deSingel, Royal Conservatory)

International Liaison National Flute Association of America

Member of the Board of Collegium Vocale Gent

 

Honorary Medal at the International "Maria Canals"-Flutecompetition in Barcelona

The 2nd Prize at the Vienna International Music Competition

 

SANKYO 5K Flute

 

http://www.aldobaerten.be

 

 

 

Aldo Baerten is Principal Flutist with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe and Jaap van Zweden.

He is Professor for flute at the Royal Conservatorium in Antwerp, at the Hogeschool der Kunsten Utrecht (NL) and gives masterclasses in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Mexico and the U.S.

He is a Guest with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, I Fiamminghi, European Union Opera (G.Roshdentvensky) and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

During his studies with  Prof.Peter-Lukas Graf (Musikhochschule Basel), where he obtained the Diploma as a Soloist, and with Philippe Boucly (R.Strauss-Konservatorium MuNnchen), he became Prizewinner in competitions such as gMaria Canalsh (Barcelona 2001), Vienna (2004), Axion Classics, Quantz, and the National Instrumentcompetition of Belgium.

He received the Alex de Vries-prize, the SABAM-award, and the Caecilia-prize of the Belgian music-press.

Aldo Baerten played as a soloist with such orchestras as the SuNdwestdeutsches Kammerorchester, RSO Basel, National Orchestra of Belgium, Walloon Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic under the baton of D.Stern, V.Czarniecki, P.Rundel, G.Octors, Z.Nagy, T.Yuasac

He is a regular guest at festivals in Europe, Mexico, Russia and the U.S., together with famous musicians such as J.van Dam, Martin Helmchen, Severin Von Eckardstein,  F.Orval, W.Boeykens, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Marie Hallynck, Ronald Van Spaendonck, Kandinsky-trio and his own ARPAE-ensemble.

Aldo Baerten has recorded extensively on Cypres, Phaedra, ECM, Royale Belge and ReneL Gailly International.

1989-93 he was Principal Flutist with Claudio Abbadofs Orchestra of the E.U, where he has played under conductors such as Haitink, Ashkenazy, Neumann, Conlon and Tate.

He was also chosen as Principal of the Schleswigholstein Festival Orchestra (Sir G.Solti) and the World Youth Orchestra.

Aldo Baerten was the Principal Flutist of the Belgian Chamber Orchestra and the MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig.

He had the honour of playing in masterclasses for Jeanne Baxtresser (U.S.) Jean-Pierre Rampal, A.Nicolet, A.Adorjan and J.Zoon.

Aldo Baerten is a regular Jury-Member of the Benelux-Flute Competition, Axion Classics, Lyons-music-competition and Yamaha Music Foundation.

His students occupy positions in orchestras and conservatories in Belgium and abroad.