Horn player, Aiden Kleer, began as second horn of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in 2018. Prior to starting this position, he performed as an extra with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, and the Canadian Opera Company, among others. Also pursuing his keen interest in historical performance, he has performed on the natural horn with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra on a number of occasions.
Aiden has been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (2011 and 2013), allowing him the opportunity to tour the country from coast to coast. As a guest artist, he has been featured with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, where he performed with the Penderecki String Quartet. He has also been a member of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada (2012), and has been heard on CBC Radio 2 performing with The Royal Conservatory Orchestra, as well as the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Aiden holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University (2012) where he studied with Nina Brickman and Derek Conrod. He also holds a Master of Music in Brass Performance from The Boston Conservatory (2014), where he studied with Eli Epstein. After his Masters degree, Aiden completed an Artist Diploma at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School (2016), where he studied with Toronto Symphony horn player, Gabriel Radford.
When he isn’t performing, you are likely to find Aiden on the golf course, or out exploring Manitoba with his wife Michaela, and dog Zeke.