Flutist Cathy Baerg is a graduate of the University of Ottawa performance program, where she studied flute with Robert Cram. As a student, she was awarded the Mrs. O.J. Firestone scholarship and later received a grant from the Floyd S. Chalmers Fund, which enabled her to study in England with William Bennett and Peter Lloyd.
Ms. Baerg held the position of Principal Flute with the Nepean Symphony Orchestra and has also played with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. She has been a member of many chamber groups and has been heard in recital on CBC Radio with the Rollins Duo (flute and guitar) and the trio Trillium (flute, cello, and piano).
She continues to take great pleasure in playing with local musicians, usually in chamber music settings, and has recorded a CD as a member of the flute quartet Opus Four. She has practiced mindfulness-awareness meditation since 1998, and is a certified meditation instructor and teacher in the Buddhist tradition.