Classical Guitar Schedule

AGPH KyleVictoria is where I live, teach classical guitar at the Conservatory of Music and the Fernwood Music Studio, and perform both on stage and at casual gigs. On this page I will share my guitar events in Victoria.


2016 Classical Guitar Events in Victoria with Bradford

  • August 15, Recording sessions for the Victoria Guitar Trio debut album in Vancouver with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
  • August 14, Performing with Quelus Duo  for Kumiko & Etienne’s Wedding
  • June 25, Performing with Quelus Duo  for Kirsten and Clay’s Wedding
  • June 13, Students of Bradford Werner perform Solos, Duos, and Trios
  • May 19, 7pm, Adult Open Mic at Fernwood (open to anyone)
  • May 12, 7pm, Youth Masterclass at Fernwood with Bradford Werner & Natasha Pashchenko
  • May 5, 7pm, Ensemble Sight Reading with Bradford Werner at Fernwood
  • April 16-19, Bradford Werner Adjudicates the Whitehorse Rotary Music Festival
  • February 28, Victoria Guitar Trio recording session in Vancouver with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
  • February 14, 2:00pm, Wood Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Bradford Werner plays a classical guitar concert of solos and a set of duos with guest Michael Dias.  More info and repertoire.
  • January 25, Victoria Guitar Trio with Bradford Werner, Adrian Verdejo, & Michael Dias. UVic Alumni Series. Performing a program of 20th- and 21st-Century works by West-Coast Canadian composers including premieres by Scott Edward Godin, John Mark Sherlock, and Jordan Nobles, plus works by Rodney Sharman and Benton Roark. Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, 8pm, $15 & $10 / Free for UVic Alumni.

2015 Classical Guitar Events in Victoria with Bradford 

  • December 30, 11am-12pm, Bradford Werner plays at Craigdarroch Castle.
  • December 27, 11am-12pm, Bradford Werner plays at Craigdarroch Castle.
  • December 21, 11am-12pm, Bradford Werner plays at Craigdarroch Castle for their Christmas Season.
  • December 8, 7:30pm, Students of Bradford Werner perform solos, duos, and quartets.
  • November 21, 7-8pm – Performance for St. Ceclia Celebration in Langford.
  • November 10, 7:30pm, VCM String Department Recital: Bradford will be playing modern duos with Michael Dias, Renaissance consort music with Dias and Douglas Hensley.
  • November 3, 7:30pm, Wood Hall, VCM Faculty & Students, Bradford will be playing modern duos with Michael Dias, Renaissance consort music with Dias and Douglas Hensley, as well as jazz standards with Dias and Aaron Watson plus a duet with his student, Tony Lee.
  • October 19, Bradford Werner offers a masterclass at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Room 303 at 7pm.
  • October 3, 2:30pm, Victoria Guitar Trio with Bradford Werner, Adrian Verdejo, & Michael Dias. Sidney Matinée, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Sidney. More details coming soon.
  • June: Bradford in Germany! Back in July for more events!
  • June 1, Students of Bradford Werner VCM Recital, Wood Hall, 7:00pm
  • May 9, Masterclass with Chen Zhi at UVic, Phillip T Young Recital Hall, Free
  • April 30, VCM Student Recital (Multiple Studios), Wood Hall, 7:30pm
  • April 13, VCM masterclass with Douglas Hensley 6:45pm, Room 303 (for VCM students)
  • March 13, VCM masterclass with Michael Dias, 7:00, Room 303 (for VCM students)
  • February 1, Masterclass with Jeffrey McFadden, 2:00pm, School of Music Lounge, UVic, free.
  • January 18, 7:30 International Guitar Night, Brian Gore, Andrew York, Diego Figuierido, Maneli Jamal. University Centre Farquhar Auditorium.
  • January 17, 3:00pm, VCM Guitar Orchestra, Wood Hall, Admission by Donation
  • January 16, 7:00pm, Wood Hall, Classical Guitar Student Recital from the studio of Bradford Werner

2014 Classical Guitar Events in Victoria + Bradford’s Schedule

  • December 27, Bradford Werner Plays classical guitar at Craigdarroch Castle
  • December 7, VCM Student Recital from the studio of Michael Dias
  • November 28-30, Bradford Werner adjudicates Mount Royal Guitar Festival in Calgary.
  • November 5, The World of the Lute with Douglas Hensley, the lute and it’s ancestors and relatives. Upwards of eight instruments to be played! 7:00pm. St. Mary the Virgin, 1701 Elgin Rd. Suggested donation of $8.
  • October 19, Tatiana Kostour (violin) & Douglas Hensley (guitar), 2:30pm Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Road. Tickets $15/$5 Available at door.
  • October 19, Victoria Guitar Trio (Adrian Verdejo, Bradford Werner and Michael Dias) premiere new compositions in Vancouver BC
  • October 15, Quelus Guitar Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) perform private function at the University of Victoria.
  • October 10, Roland Dyens, Church of Christ Scientist. 8pm. Tickets $25/20 at McPherson box office, Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records.
  • June 30, 8pm at Wood Hall. Join the Victoria Guitar Trio (Adrian Verdejo, Bradford Werner and Michael Dias) in Victoria as they play all-new arrangements by Jordan Nobles, Scott Edward Godin and John Gordon Armstrong. Also on the programme are two audience favorites in the trio’s repertoire, the theatrical “Conversations” by John Weinzweig and the ethereal “September- For Morton Feldman” by Vancouver’s own Rodney Sharman. The concert closes with a newly commissioned piece, Mysitc Veil by Benton Roark. More info see the Temporal Waves Facebook Event.
  • June 23, Mystic Veil, Join the Victoria Guitar Trio (Adrian Verdejo, Bradford Werner and Michael Dias) in Victoria as they play all-new arrangements by Jordan Nobles, Scott Edward Godin and John Gordon Armstrong. Also on the programme are two audience favorites in the trio’s repertoire, the theatrical “Conversations” by John Weinzweig and the ethereal “September- For Morton Feldman” by Vancouver’s own Rodney Sharman. The concert closes with a a newly commissioned piece, Mysitc Veil by Benton Roark. 8pm at Cambrian Hall, 215 East 17th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Admission $20 adults, $15 students. More info see the Mystic Veil Facebook Event.
  • June 22, CMC Pre Concert Talk with Victoria Guitar Trio (Adrian Verdejo, Bradford Werner and Michael Dias) & Composers, 2pm at the CMC in Vancouver, 837 Davie St, Admission by Donation.
  • June 28, 7pm Cheryl Grice, Guitar – St Ann’s Academy – 835 Humbolt St, Victoria
  • June 5, 7:00pm, Students of Bradford Werner present a themed recital “A brief history of the guitar”
  • June 3, 7:00pm, VCM Guitar Orchestra in concert, directed by Bradford Werner
  • May 24:  7:00pm, VCM Student Razvan Bezna gives a classical guitar recital. 7:00pm, St Barnabas’ Church, 1525 Begbie Street, by donation.
  • May 16, 7:00pm, Sofia Donnecke & Simon Farintosh Classical Guitar Concert. Sofia and Simon have studied with me for many years and they graduate from high school this year so come this concert and give them a good farewell. St Barnabas’ Church, 1525 Begbie Street, by donation.
  • May 2nd, 7:00pm, Wood Hall, VCM Guitar Students from various studios
  • April 26, Brian Desjarlais at James Bay United Church, at 8pm. Spanish music for soprano and guitar, with Zhila Kashaninia. Tickets $20/$15.
  • April 17, 10:30pm, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) perform for Concerts in Care via Health Arts Society
  • April 17, 2:30pm, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) perform for Concerts in Care via Health Arts Society
  • April 16, 10:30am, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) perform for Concerts in Care via Health Arts Society
  • April 16, 3:00pm, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) perform for Concerts in Care via Health Arts Society
  • April 16, 6:30pm, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) perform for Concerts in Care via Health Arts Society
  • April 5-8, Bradford Werner Adjudicates for Rotary Music Festival, Whitehorse, Yukon
  • March 24, Bradford Werner plays at the University of Victoria for the Graduating Athlete Reception
  • February 20, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) play at the University of Victoria
  • January 17, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) play at Laural Point
  • April 7, Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival Guitar Division, James Reid, Adjudicator. First Metropolitan Church Chapel 932 Balmoral. Enter from side door off Balmoral. $5.00. Sessions at 10am and 3pm.
  • March 24, Rovshan Mamedkuliev, 2013 GFA Winner, free masterclass and short performance at UVic. 2:30pm, in the P.T. Young Recital Hall.
  • January 17, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) play at Laural Point.