Aldo Baerten is former Professor for flute at the Sydney Conservatory.
In 2015 he was appointed Teacher at the Münster Musikhochschule Germany.
He is a regular guest at the Chamber Orchestra of Europe Mahler Chamber Orchestra, I Fiamminghi,
European Union Opera, Arctic Philharmonic and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
During his studies at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, with Prof. Peter-Lukas Graf
(Musikhochschule Basel), where he obtained the Diploma as a Soloist and with Philippe Boucly
(R.Strauss-Konservatorium München), he became Prize-winner in competitions such as “Maria
Canals” (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 musicpress.
Aldo Baerten played as a soloist with eminent orchestras as the Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester,
RSO Basel, National Orchestra of Belgium, Walloon Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Flemish
Philharmonic, Las Vegas and Kansas City Symphony, Samaai Sinfonietta under the baton of D. Stern,
V. Czarniecki, P. Rundel, G. Octors, Z. Nagy, T. Yuasa, S. Byess, E. Aadland, R.Wilson, S.Mäkkilä.
He is a regular guest at festivals around the world, together with famous musicians such as J.van Dam,
Martin Helmchen, Severin Von Eckardstein, Martin Spangenberg, Niek de Groot, StorioniTrio,
Michel Strauss, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Hervé Joulain, Kandinsky-trio, Jana Bouskova, Dietrich
Henschel, Tatjana Masurenko, jazz pianist Jef Neve.
Aldo Baerten has recorded extensively on Cypres, Phaedra, ECM, Pentatone and PMP and Principal
His recording of Schuberts Introduction, Theme and Variations on Trockne Blumen (die schöne
Müllerin) with pianist Martin Helmchen was nominated for the BBC Music Prize of best chambermusic
recording of the year 2010.
From 1989 until 1993 he was Principal Flutist with Claudio Abbado’s Orchestra of the E.U, where he
has played under conductors such as B. Haitink, V. Ashkenazy, V. Neumann, J. Conlon and J. 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 MDRSinfonieorchester
His yearly summerclass International Flute Seminar Bruges is a highlight for professionals and
Aldo Baerten is a regular Jury-Member of the International Flutonicon Flute Competition, Axion
Classics, Lyons-music-competition, NFA Young Artists Competition , Yamaha Music Foundation and
His students occupy positions in orchestras and conservatories in Belgium and abroad.
Aldo's Master class is sponsored by Powell Flutes