Bradford Werner – Classical Guitar & Music Publishing
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. Bradford also has a YouTube channel for performances and lessons with over 80,000 subscribers and 11 million views. He has taught a wide range of students from dedicated youth, hobbyists adults, and emerging young professionals in college 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
Bradford has 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.
Also check out my amazing partner Erin Frances Fisher who teaches piano lessons in Trail, BC. We both taught at the Victoria Conservatory of Music for 16 years and have played chamber music ever since. She helps type out the sheet music before I add the fingering and do the final edits. She is also a fantastic writer and has this awesome collection of short stories titled That Tiny Life published by Anansi Press. You can buy her collection via Anansi Press, Amazon.ca (Canada), or Amazon.com (USA). In settings that range from the old American West to pre-revolutionary France, from a present-day dig site in the high tablelands of South America to deep space, That Tiny Life is a wide-ranging and utterly original collection of short fiction and a novella that examines the idea of progress and humanity’s never-ending cycle of creation and destruction.