Catherine Bundt adjudicates Cariboo Festival piano students this week

Cariboo Festival piano classes wrap up two weeks of festival adjudications

Catherine Bundt is adjudicating the piano section of competition at the 2017 Cariboo Festival taking place in Williams Lake this week.

Catherine Bundt is adjudicating the piano section of competition at the 2017 Cariboo Festival taking place in Williams Lake this week.

Catherine Anne Bundt is adjudicating the piano section of the 2017 Cariboo Festival taking place in Williams Lake this week.

Bundt graduated from the University of British Columbia in the piano performance program where she studied with Jane Coop and participated in master classes with Fanny Waterman, Menahem Pressler, Elly Ameling and Rudolf Jansen.

She was a full scholarship student at the Banff International Centre for the Performing Arts where she studied with Marek Jablonski and later completed two years of further studies with Lee Kum-Sing, again at UBC.

Bundt is an active performer, teacher and adjudicator who strongly believes in the value of music in children’s lives and sees teaching music as giving young students “a gift for life.”

She has been a BC Registered Music Teacher for the past 30 years and served several terms on the South Fraser branch executive council and festival committees.

In an attempt to make music accessible and affordable to her local community, Bundt has also hosted more than 30 “house concerts” in her home featuring performing artists from universities and music schools.

She is a member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators’ Association and has given classes and workshops throughout the province.

She is also a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music College of Examiners and presently maintains a full private studio in Surrey.