"I had the pleasure of hearing Cain-Oscar Bergeron give a stunning performance of my Sonata No. 1 for Flute and Piano in Lincoln Center on Jan. 25, 2014. Combining his truly gorgeous sound with an amazing, virtuosic technique, he brought my music to life with a wonderful sense of excitement, and great expressivity. His impassioned lyricism, and thrilling and dramatic interpretation of my music resulted in a performance which was heartfelt, riveting and genuinely beautiful."
-- Eric Ewazen, composer and Juilliard professor, New York City
"Cain-Oscar Bergeron possesses a gorgeous, warm sound - and, oh, those glorious soaring long lines! He is a flutist who inspires."
-- James Adler, pianist/composer, New York City
Cain-Oscar Bergeron is a multifaceted performer and educator in Atlanta, Georgia. He currently plays with the Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra and is tenor section leader and flute soloist at All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Cain is on the board of the Atlanta Flute Club as Social Media Coordinator and is on staff at Ztunes Music and also teaches at Slater Elementary and Thomasville Heights Elementary for Georgia State University through an endowment from the Rockley Family Foundation.
Cain regularly plays in venues across the city with some of Atlanta’s most acclaimedorganists and pianists. He has performed in masterclasses with Emanuel Pahud, Michel Debost, Mary Karen Clardy, Michael Hasel, and others. He has participated in festivals such as Domaine Forget Music Festival in Quebec and the Flute Institute at
In 2014, Mr. Bergeron completed the prestigious William R. Kenan, Jr. Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center in New York City. There he worked alongside the most talented Teaching Artists in New York and taught workshops and classes in many NYC-area schools and colleges.
Cain made his Lincoln Center debut with a recital called "Chez Nous Autres" upon the completion of the Kenan Fellowship. This recital featured the music of Eric Ewazen, Paul Hayden, and Cajun folk songs in an inspiring recount of the historic journey of the Cajuns from France to Canada and ultimately Louisiana. Cain performed as flutist and piccoloist with Litha Symphony Orchestra and with The Metropolitan Four, with whom he was invited to perform at the National Flute Association national convention in Chicago.
Cain earned a Master of Music degree from University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with Dr. Tadeu Coelho. He served as principal flute for the UNCSA Orchestra under the direction of James Allbritten and John Mauceri.Following his Master’s degree program, Cain completed a Professional Artist Certificate concentrating in Orchestral Flute Performance while maintaining an active and talented private flute studio.
Before leaving his home state of Louisiana, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches where he studied flute with Dr. Dennette McDermott. He was a founding member and president of the Natchitoches-Northwestern Flute Guild. Cain was principal flute in the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Douglas Bakenhus and the Wind Symphony conducted by Bill Brent.
While maintaining a vigorous performing career, Cain’s future goals include earning a doctoral degree, learning the art of flute and headjoint making, and ultimately teaching at the university level.
Cain is originally from the small Cajun French town of Cottonport in Louisiana. Often found in the kitchen, Mr. Bergeron is always cooking up Cajun specialties like chicken and andouille gumbo, shrimp Creole, and crawfish étoufée with his sous-chefs Sebastian, a large Maine Coon cat, and Ryan, an incredible human and fiancé.
Cain-Oscar can be heard on many recordings and albums on iTunes and other media including YouTube, SoundCloud, and on his website: www.CainOscarBergeron.com.
Mr. Bergeron plays a handmade silver Tom Lacy flute with a 14k rose gold Jack Moore headjoint and a grenadilla Zentner piccolo with an olivewood Pettry Piccolos headjoint.