Address: Vancouver, BC Canada

The First Canadian Cambridge Music Conference

was held on October 15-16, 2010. Nigel Osborne (University of Edinburgh), conference guest composer and speaker, also gave lectures at the University of British Columbia and at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. The event opened with a local string quartet performing Osborne’s “Medicinal Songs and Dances” and closed with new works featuring international performers Alan Stott (piano), Virginia Shaw (oboe), and Lesley Shrigley Jones (cello) in conjunction with eurythmist Maren Stott, who performed to a packed hall in West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre.

Since 2006 when the theme of the Grail emerged as metaphor for inner transformation, the Cambridge Music Conference became the first contemporary music collective to develop a collaborative relationship with eurythmy, thus creating an inspired dialogue of artistic performance and scientific research between music and dance.

Catherine Carmack

12 October 1957 - 12 December 2003

Catherine's friends, students and colleagues will remember her as loving, intuitive, supportive and sensitive. She never lost her sense of wonder, or of fun. Far more than just a teacher to her students, she became involved in their lives as friend and confidante.

The Catherine M Carmack Memorial Cello Scholarship Fund has recently been established in Vancouver, Canada, to honour Catherine's memory, her largesse of spirit and her goodness of heart by continuing in perpetuity her practice of giving help, both financial and otherwise, to young cello students in need of support.

For more information or to make a donation to the fund, please contact Carolyn Roberts Finlay or Elizabeth Carmack.