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 privately, at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and work as a freelance musician. I play in the Victoria Guitar Trio and Quelus Guitar Duo. I also run the popular website and publisher This is Classical Guitar.

Email: brad@bradfordwerner.ca


Short Biography (for promotional media and programme use):

Bradford Werner resides in Victoria, BC, Canada where he teaches classical guitar privately, at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, and works as a freelance musician. Bradford teaches a wide range of students from dedicated youth to hobbyists adults and post-secondary students. He adjudicates festivals, and has given exams and masterclasses for a variety of organizations including The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Camosun College, Medicine Hat Rotary Festival, The Northwest Music Festival, and many more. Bradford holds a diploma in music from Camosun College, an A.V.C.M. in teaching and performance, and a BA in history from the University of Victoria. He is a member of the Quelus Guitar Duo, and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has commissioned numerous world premieres and, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, has recorded an album on RedShift Records showcasing contemporary Canadian composers. Bradford edits the online publication and sheet music publisher This is Classical Guitar. With over a million visits a year and a newsletter with thousands of subscribers, thisisclassicalguitar.com is a new and exciting digital publication. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca


Long Biography (not for promotional or programme use):

Originally from Nelson, British Columbia, Bradford now resides in beautiful Victoria where he teaches privately, at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, 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.

Bradford is a member of the Quelus Guitar Duo, and the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has commissioned numerous world premieres and, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and Redshift Music Society, has recorded an album showcasing contemporary Canadian composers  including works by Rodney Sharman, John Sherlock, Jordan Nobles, Benton Roark, Scott Godin and more.

Bradford edits the online publication and sheet music publisher This is Classical Guitar. With over a million visits a year and a newsletter with thousands of subscribers, thisisclassicalguitar.com is a new and exciting digital publication.

Personal Website: www.bradfordwerner.ca