Catherine Cosbey, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto and subsequently earned a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Teachers and mentors have included Paul Kantor, Eduard Minevich, and Erika Raum. Ms. Cosbey has been a participant in the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Banff Chamber and Summer Music Sessions, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, the Domaine Forget Chamber Music Program, and the Centre D’Arts Orford.
Ms. Cosbey began her professional career at the age of fourteen when she joined the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Later that year, she was also accepted into the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. She continues her orchestral contribution as a member of CityMusic Cleveland and the Canton Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Ms. Cosbey has performed across Canada and Iceland, most notably with Quartetto Constanze and the Flaming Leafs. She has collaborated with such artists as Edward Arron, Kai Gleusteen, Kyung-Sun Lee, Geoff Nuttall, Erika Raum, and Barry Shiffman.
Ms. Cosbey plays on a Dalphin violin and a Voirin bow generously on loan by the Banff Centre.