DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
Classical music (orchestral instrument)
Juno Award winning flutist, Robert Cram, a native of Montreal, studied at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and in France. A founding member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, he has appeared as soloist with most major Canadian orchestras, and has performed and taught at the major festivals across the country. Beyond his performing career, he has had a long career as a professor and university administrator. A proponent of Canadian music, he has commissioned dozens of works and appeared as soloist for Soundstreams Canada, Vancouver New Music, the Massey Hall New Music Festival, the Winnipeg New Music Festival and the Montreal New Music Festival. In recent years, he produced the largest recording project ever for a Canadian composer - “A Window on Somers” - a series of CDs and DVDs of the works of composer Harry Somers.
Cram has served as chair of the board of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada and is a Trustee of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Foundation. He was named Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des letters by the French Government and is a recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Community Service from the City of Ottawa. He was the first recipient of the Oskar Morawetz Award for excellence in music performance.