BMus (UBC), MMus (UT)
Born in Grand Forks, BC, Braden Young began studying piano at the age of seven. He studied for his Piano Performance Diploma and AVCM in the studio of Dr. Jamie Syer at VCM. Braden graduated two years later winning the prestigious Irving K. Barber Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate degree in Music Scholarship (Piano) at UBC in the studio of Dr. Corey Hamm. Braden studied with Steven Philcox at the University of Toronto and completed his Master’s Degree in Collaborative Piano. Braden has been the recipient of numerous awards in solo and collaborative piano.
He was the recipient of the Women’s Musical Club of Toronto Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2014-2016), the Philcox Collaborative Piano Scholarship (2014-2015) and a University of Toronto Fellowship (2014-2016). He has also been the collaborative pianist for two recent winners of the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship (2012/2014). Braden also had the privilege of attending the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy as a collaborative pianist.
Having returned to Victoria to pursue a career in music, Braden divides his time between accompanying community and church choirs, collaborative piano at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, private vocal coaching and making music with individual artists and ensembles throughout the city.