Carin Bam


Carin Bam, associate principal oboe and principal cor anglais with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Carin studied with Sergei Burdukov at the University of Stellenbosch where she earned a BMus, before gaining her Licenciate cum laude from UNISA.  She first studied oboe at Hugo Lambrechts Music Centre from 1988-1992, and returned there in 2001 as a double-reed teacher, teaching oboe and bassoon. She became Head of the Woodwind Department.

While at the music centre, she conducted the Junior Wind Band, co-ordinated the Centre’s Silversands Primary School Development Project, which is one of five development projects at the Music Centre and taught recorder, oboe and bassoon,  in four of the other Development Projects. She was founder member and manager of the Adopt-a-Muzo Project, which raises funds for financially needy talented young musicians at the Centre to further their careers. Three of her Adopt-a-Muzo double reed students are currently studying music.

She has played in many orchestras including the KZNPO, the Namibian National Symphony Orchestra, the FS Symphony, UCT Symphony and US Symphony, as well as Camerata Tinta Barocca and of course formerly as an ad hoc for the CPO. She is also a keen chamber musician, having had her own duo with guitarist UIiano Marchio, and was a member of the Cardea and Trio Argentum Ligno ensembles. She is currently a member of Intonga Reed Quintet which had a successful launch at Erin Hall in January 2019. She has played at, for instance, the Greyton Classic for All Festival and as soloist with the Winelands Orchestra, 4×2 Concert Series, Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra and Musicanti Chamber Orchestra.