“She has an uncanny ability to build a climax, sing a phrase, and underline the drama inherent in the music. Moreover, Gilbert’s tone is incredibly beautiful—rich, silky and full bodied.”
—American Record Guide
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.
“Her tone is deep, smoothly rounded and alluring, and her manipulation of dynamics and timbre…gives her the capacity to surprise…in a Haydn trio, she offered a fine balance of vibrancy and grace, while her Prokofiev Sonat was a picture of sensuousness and Debussy’s ‘Epigraphes Antiques’ had a gentle introspective glow.”Allan Kozinn, New York Times
“Mozart’s Flute Quartet in C K 285b…was manicured, polished, and occasionally magnificent. Laura Gilbert’s flute sang silkily above poised and delicate string figures, and the whole was imaginatively conceived.”Washington Post