Gary Ratcliffe was born in Edmonton Alberta. He is a respected recording engineer who worked for the CBC in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto for 31 years. After retiring from CBC, Gary established his own recording company, Greyabbey Sound. Greyabbey recorded live music concerts and commercial CD’s in and around Toronto for 15 years.
Over the course of his 45+ year career, he recorded many of Canada’s great artists: Oscar Peterson, Tommy Banks, Paul Horn, Paul Desmond, Ed Bickert, Liona Boyd, Norbert Kraft, Lois Marshall, Jon Vickers and Anton Kuerti. He recorded the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Edmonton CBC Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Winnipeg CBC Orchestra, the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Orpheus Choir, the Exultate Chamber Singers, Chorus Niagara, The Elora Festival Singers, The Victoria Scholars and worked with such notable conductors as Sir David Wilcox, John Rutter and Sir Neville Mariner. Over the years he received numerous awards from Canadian Music Council for his outstanding opera pick ups.
In addition to his recording activities at CBC, Gary became CBC Radio’s Technical Instructor, traveling across Canada and to the Canadian North to give seminars and courses. Later, he was part of the Radio management team that put together the CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto.
Gary and his wife Gloria now live in the village of Elora, Ontario. They are enjoying their new granddaughter and travel extensively.