Egidius Aerts

Egidius Aerts was born at Boom near Antwerp, March 1, 1822, died at Brussels, June 9, 1853; an eminent flautist and composer, studied under Lahon in the Conservatoire at Brussels.

From 1837 to 1840 he traveled professionally through France and Italy, and on his return to Brussels studied composition under Fetis.

In 1847 was appointed professor of the flute at the Conservatoire, and first flute at the Theatre. He composed symphonies and overtures, as well as concertos and other music for the flute.