ROBERT AITKEN has concertized throughout
Europe, North America and Japan, was a prize winner at
the Concours International de Flute de Paris and won
Prix de la Recherche Artistique in Royan. Among his
teachers number such prestigious artists as Marcel Moyse,
Jean-Pierre Rampal,  Severino Gazzelloni, Nicholas Fiore,
and Andre ]aunet. At the age of nineteen he was
appointed principal flutist of the Vancouver Symphony
and subsequently held the same position with
the Toronto Symphony under noted conductors
Seiji Ozawa and Karel Ancerl.
In 1970 he left the orchestra and a few years later
his University of Toronto professorship to concentrate
on a solo career. In addition to his solo activities,
Robert Aitken is also a composer and conductor
and artistic director of Toronto’s New Music Concerts
series. In 1969 he was awarded the Canada Music
Citation, an award given for outstanding dedication to
Canadian music.