Classical Guitar Schedule in Victoria


Victoria is where I live, perform, and teach classical guitar privately and at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. I also freelance as a performer both on the concert stage and at casual gigs. On this page I’ll list some guitar activities, concerts, masterclasses, and new publications. I’ll list events connected to This is Classical Guitar, Victoria Guitar Trio, Quelus Duo, Bradford Werner, and a few other top concert picks!

2018

2017 

2016 

  • December 11, New Publication: O’Carolan’s Welcome (First Untitled Piece) by Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), arranged by Bradford Werner.
  • November 19, 3:30-4:30 – VCM Guitar Masterclass with Bradford Werner
  • November 18, VCM Guitar Faculty Recital including a performance by Bradford Werner and Michael Dias
  • November 13, New Publication: Tombeau sur la Mort de M. Comte d’Logy by Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687–1750), arranged by Bradford Werner.
  • November, Victoria Guitar Trio new-music album mixing and mastering
  • September 26 – Final Recording session for the Victoria Guitar Trio debut album in Vancouver.
  • September 6,  VCM Lessons Begin, New Students Welcome
  • August 28, Recording session for the Victoria Guitar Trio debut album in Vancouver with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
  • August 15, Recording session 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 VCM, Bradford Werner plays a classical guitar concert of solos and a set of duos with guest Michael Dias. More info and repertoire.
  • February 11, 7pm, Open Mic Night with Bradford Werner, all performers welcome, Fernwood Studio.
  • February 4, 7pm, Open Mic Night with Bradford Werner, all performers welcome, Fernwood Studio.
  • January 28, 7pm, Open Mic Night with Bradford Werner, all performers welcome, Fernwood Studio.
  • 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.
  • January 14th, 7pm, Open Mic Night with Bradford Werner, all performers welcome, Fernwood Studio.

2015 

2014 

  • 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 8, Monteverdi Madrigals: Songs of Love and War via EMSI with Pacific Music Works and Stephen Stubbs Chitarrone and direction.
  • 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 11, Roland Dyens Masterclass, UVic Recital Hall Hall, 10am-2pm (free to auditors)
  • October 10, Roland Dyens, Church of Christ Scientist. 8pm. Tickets $25/20 at McPherson box office, Lyle’s Place, Ditch Records.
  • October 5th, Tatiana Kostour (violin) & Douglas Hensley (guitar), 2:30-4pm, St. Mary the Virgin, 1701 Elgin Rd. $10/15.
  • October 4, Dowland in Dublin: La Nef, Michael Slattery (w/ Sylvain Bergeron: lute), Alix Goolden Hall,  8:00pm. American tenor accompanied on lute, cello, Irish flute and cittern.
  • August 30, Lutenist Konstantin Bozhinov Plays Victoria
  • August 11-15, VCM Summer Guitar Activities: Guitar Orchestra + Rhythm Class, also a performance workshop, and final concert.
  • July 15, Australian Guitar Duo in Victoria
  • 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.
  • March 8, Concert: Tatiana Kostour and Douglas Hensley
  • January 17, Quelus Duo (Bradford Werner & Michael Dias) play at Laural Point.
  • January 10, 7:00, VCM Guitar Students, Jan 2014