About

Bradford Werner – Classical Guitar & Music Publishing

I live in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada but I’m originally from a small town called Nelson. Music is my primary profession. I teach classical guitar at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and work as a freelance musician in both ensembles and solo projects. I also have a history degree from UVic.

Contact via email: brad@bradfordwerner.ca


Short Biography (promotional bio for media and programme use):

Originally from Nelson, British Columbia, Bradford now resides in Victoria where he teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, the Fernwood Music Studio, and works as a freelance musician. Bradford teaches over thirty classical guitar students ranging from youth to adults and post-secondary students in the Camosun College music program. Bradford has adjudicated festivals, exams, and masterclasses for The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Camosun College, Medicine Hat Rotary Festival, The Northwest Music Festival, The Whitehorse Rotary Festival, and many more. Bradford holds a diploma in music from Camosun College and an A.V.C.M. in teaching and performance. He also holds a BA in history from the University of Victoria. Bradford is a member of the Quelus Guitar Duo and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has twice been awarded Canada Council Grants for commissioning and production of a studio recording. The trio has commissioned numerous world premieres and are currently recording an album showcasing their commissions and contemporary Canadian music including works by Rodney Sharman, John Sherlock, Jordan Nobles, Benton Roark, Wolf Edwards, Scott Godin and more. Bradford is editor and owner of the online publication and sheet music provider This is Classical Guitar. With over 100,000 visits a month and a newsletter with thousands of subscribers, thisisclassicalguitar.com is a growing digital publication. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca


Long Biography (promotional bio for media and programme use):

Originally from Nelson, British Columbia, Bradford now resides in beautiful Victoria where he teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, The Fernwood Music Studio, and works as a freelance musician. Bradford teaches a studio of over thirty classical guitar students and ensemble classes with students ranging from youth to adults and post-secondary students in the Camosun College program. Bradford has adjudicated festivals, exams, and masterclasses for: The Alberta Provincial Music Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Victoria Conservatory of Music, Camosun College, Medicine Hat Rotary Music Festival, The Northwest Music Festival, The Whitehorse Rotary Music Festival, and many more.

Bradford studied with Ron Mulvey, Murray Visscher, Stephen Boswell, Wes RD Waggett and more. He has also played in masterclasses for Paul Galbraith, Roland Dyens, David Tanenbaum, Pepe Romero, Adam Holzman, John Schneideman, Michael Partington, Ron MacFarlane, Ana Vidovic, Jeremy Jouve, Thibault Cauvin, and many more. Bradford holds a diploma in music from Camosun College as well as certification as an Associate of the Victoria Conservatory of Music (AVCM) in teaching and performance. In addition to music studies he has a BA in history from the University of Victoria.

He is an active member of the Quelus Guitar Duo and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has twice been awarded Canada Council Grants for commissioning and production of a studio recording. The trio has commissioned numerous world premieres and are currently recording an album showcasing their commissions and contemporary Canadian music including works by Rodney Sharman, John Sherlock, Jordan Nobles, Benton Roark, Wolf Edwards, Scott Godin and more.

One of Bradford’s most active projects is as editor and owner of the online publication This Is Classical Guitar – thisisclassicalguitar.com. This digital publication is read by thousands of subscribers and includes multimedia, articles, publications, and reviews. Here he has authored many pedagogical classical guitar books as well as vast amounts of sheet music editions. With over 100,000 page views per month this has become a very exciting project and sheet music business.

Personal Website: www.bradfordwerner.ca