Course Instructor, Woodwinds, Flute
Originally from the Netherlands, Albert Brouwer graduated with great distinction in flute from the Utrecht Conservatory of Music (Netherlands) studying with Abbie de Quant. After graduating he moved to Canada to study with Timothy Hutchins at McGill University.
Since 2015 Mr. Brouwer is the interim associate principal flute of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and is the principal flute of the “Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville, (QC)”. He held the principal flute positions of the Albany Symphony Orchestra (NY), Springfield Symphony Orchestra (Mass) and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VT). He was a member of the Schleswig Holstein festival orchestra (Germany) where he played under the baton of V. Gergiev, G. Solti, S. Bychkov and M. Rostropovich.
An active Chamber musician and soloist in the United States and Canada Mr. Brouwer appeared in the CPE Bach, Khachaturian, Liebermann, Reinecke, Mozart and Vivaldi flute concertos. He performed the Brandenburg concerto Nr. 5 with renowned violinist Jaime Laredo.
Mr. Brouwer has recorded for Naxos, Albany Records, Bridge and Decca.
Mr. Brouwer teaches flute at the “Cegep de Drummondville”. He has taught flute at Bishops University and at Greenwood Music Camp (Mass). He was a member of the jury for the 2010 Stepping stone Canadian Music competition. After following masterclasses in conducting Mr. Brouwer conducted the Dartmouth symphony orchestra, Vermont Symphony Orchestra, Bishops University Orchestra and the Burlington Chamber Orchestra.