Cayman Arts Festival



February 24, 2015 3:55 am

Providing Cayman’s young people with music and arts education opportunities is a vital element of all Cayman Arts Festivals.

CAF eXtra 2015

has scheduled FREE strings and piano workshops to be held at St Ignatius School on Thursday 18th March by visiting international musicians Ingrid Schoenlaub and Sodi Braide.  These workshops are open to our young musicians from all over the islands.  Please contact us at if you wish to attend or need more information.

Over past few years the Cayman Arts Festival and the Visual Arts Society have brought music and visual talents together creating a one of a kind art event. Similarly, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands have hosted visiting and local musicians in collaboration with the exhibitions running concurrently with our Arts Festivals with a Friday evening happy hour at the Gallery.


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Since 2004 Cayman Arts Festival has ensured that visiting artists have also participated in our educational programmes and initiatives:


2004 – Backbeat Percussion Quartet, Harquail Theatre

2006 – Harlem Gospel Choir, First Baptist Church

2006 – Stringfever, Cayman Brac

2008 – Garden Opera Company, First Baptist Church

2008 – The Magnets, First Baptist Church

2010 – Rainer Hirsch, First Baptist Church

2012 – Canadian Brass, First Baptist Church


2004 – Backbeat Percussion Quartet, John Gray High School

2004 – Wayne Marshall, George Hicks School

2006 – Deborah Riedel (opera singer), East End Primary School

2008 – Garden Opera Chamber Music Players, George Hicks

2008 – Garden Opera Company, UCCI, with students from 14 different schools in Cayman

2010 – Steven Woodham with orchestra students from different Cayman schools

2011- Juilliard Jazz, St. Ignatius School, Clifton Hunter School

2012- Juilliard Jazz, UCCI and St Ignatius School

2012 – Ahn Trio, Cayman Prep High School

2013 – Caymbridge Ensemble, St Ignatius School

Local collaborations with Cayman students in festival events:

2004 – Cayman Prep school students in Carmina Burana

2006 – Wesleyan School students in Grand Finale event

2008 – Children’s Chorus with Garden Opera in La Boheme

2010 – 25 students from different schools in Cayman joined forces with students from Immaculate Conception High School students from Jamaica in ‘Youth to Youth’

2011 – Cayman Youth Choir, UCCI Choir in Rutter Requiem with Ronald Corp OBE

2012 – Cayman Youth Choir (200 students) in ‘A Big Song and Dance’ conducted by Ronald Corp OBE

2012 – UCCI Choir with Juilliard Jazz

2013 – Cayman Youth Choir with conductor Ronald Corp OBE local schools choirs at Camana Bay Christmas Concert

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