Canadian saxophonist Robert Caron was one of four students worldwide admitted to the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. He earned the Premier Prix from the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec and his Master of Music from McGill University in Montreal. A recipient of a Canada Council Artist’s grant, he has recorded for CBC radio and toured Canada with his saxophone quartet, Mark IV, before joining the American group Tales & Scales, with which he toured a 26-state region throughout the US. He and his wife returned to France, where they founded and performed in the group ANIMusiquE, in conjunction with the Conservatoire de Narbonne in the Languedoc region of France.
Robert and his wife, Curtis, a former executive director of Festival Mozaic, were residents of the Central Coast from 2000 to 2010, during which time Robert was on the music faculty at Cal Poly and performed several times with the Festival. During that time, he also fulfilled his passion for fine wines, working for several nationally-acclaimed wineries. Now a resident of the Vancouver, BC area he was a music teacher for the French School Authority of Vancouver, is on the faculty of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s ground-breaking School of Music, as well as its rental coordinator. He is also the owner of Robert Caron Musical Instrument Repair, specializing in Woodwind and Brass instrument repair.