About

Bradford Werner – Classical Guitar & Music Publishing
I currently live in Trail, British Columbia, Canada where I perform, teach, and publish music. I own and edit This is Classical Guitar and the sheet music store Werner Guitar Editions. I taught classical guitar at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years, and also worked as a freelance musician in Greater Victoria for around 20 years. I’ve also played in the Victoria Guitar Trio and the Quelus Guitar Duo.

Contact email: brad@bradfordwerner.ca


Short Biography (for promotional media and programme use):

Bradford Werner is a classical guitarist and music publisher from British Columbia, Canada. He owns and edits the online publication This is Classical Guitar and sheet music store Werner Guitar Editions. He has taught a wide range of students from dedicated youth, hobbyists adults, and emerging young professionals in collage programs. Bradford taught classical guitar at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years and freelanced and performed in Greater Victoria for 20 years. He adjudicates festivals, and has given exams and masterclasses for a variety of organizations including The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University, Calgary Guitar Society, 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 premieres and has recorded an album on RedShift Records showcasing contemporary Canadian composers with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca


Longer Biography (not for promotional or programme use):

He owns and edits the online publication This is Classical Guitar as well as the dedicated sheet music store Werner Guitar Editions. Bradford taught classical guitar at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years and freelanced and performed in Greater Victoria for 20 years. He has taught a wide range of students from dedicated youth, hobbyists adults, and emerging young professionals in collage programs. 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 many others. He has 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 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 owns and edits the online publication This is Classical Guitar. With over two million visitors a year, 300+ online videos, thousands of subscribers, it is an exciting digital publication. Also see his dedicated sheet music store Werner Guitar Editions which provides sheet music paired with video performances and lessons. Personal Website: bradfordwerner.ca