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Trinity Laban welcomes new flute professors

Fri 7 December 2018

Trinity Laban is delighted to welcome new flute professors Fiona Kelly and Aldo Baertan to join its illustrious roster of teaching staff.

Fiona Kelly completed her undergraduate studies with Anna Noakes at Trinity Laban, followed by postgraduate studies at The Juilliard School. She spent four years as principal flute of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra before returning to London, where she has a busy performing career as guest principal flute with many of the UK’s major orchestras, alongside solo performances with her sister and duo partner, harpist Jean Kelly.

Aldo Baerten is one of Europe’s most sought after flautists. Following studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, he held principal flute positions with numerous orchestra across Europe. He is currently principal flute with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues a busy solo and chamber career. He is also much in-demand as a teacher, and has held positions in conservatoires in Antwerp, Utrecht, Sydney, and Hannover. Many of his students have progressed into positions within orchestras and conservatoires across Europe and beyond.

Andrew Dunn, Head of Wind, Brass and Percussion at Trinity Laban, commented:

“I’m thrilled that Fiona and Aldo are joining the magnificent teaching team here at Trinity Laban. They are both experienced international teachers and performers, who will help our talented students progress onto successful careers.”

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