Robert Cram studied at the Conservatoire de musique in Montreal, the Juilliard School in New York, and in France. Principal flutist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra for twenty-three years, he went on to chair the Department of Music of the University of Ottawa. Cram has performed as soloist with the major Canadian orchestras, summer music festivals, and contemporary music festivals. Mr. Cram is producer of the Harry Somers Recording Project. In 2009, he was awarded the inaugural Oskar Morawetz Award for Excellence in Music Performance, and was also named one of the Canadian Music Centre’s Ambassadors for Canadian music. In 2004 he won a Juno Award for his recording of the flute concerto by Jacques Hétu. In 1998 he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Government.