Laura Bolt is a freelance flautist who holds an M.Phil in musicology (University of Cambridge, UK), a B.Mus in flute performance (Queen’s University, Canada), and an ARCT (Royal Conservatory of Music). Her solo performances have included concerti with the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra, Cellovision, and the Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra. She is a former member of the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, and performs regularly in recital. British composers Nick Collins and Tristan Rhys Williams have dedicated flute compositions to her.
As a member of the Hart House Orchestra since 2012, Laura is delighted to be performing Griffes’ Poem for Flute and Orchestra as the winner of the 2019 Concerto Competition and to be receiving the K. Alan Turner Prize. In addition to her musical endeavours, Laura has a doctorate in biological anthropology and is currently a faculty member at the University of Toronto Mississauga.