Originally from Nelson, British Columbia, Bradford now resides in Victoria where he teaches over thirty classical guitar students ranging from youth to adults and post-secondary students at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Bradford also works as a freelance musician, and is member of the Victoria Guitar Trio with Michael Dias and Adrian Verdejo. The trio has twice been awarded Canada Council Grants for commissioning and production of a studio recording, and as such has commissioned numerous world premieres and are currently recording an album showcasing their commissions and contemporary Canadian music including works by Rodney Sharman, John Sherlock, Jordan Nobles, Benton Roark, Wolf Edwards, Scott Godin and more. Bradford is also member of the Quelus Guitar Duo, teaches at the Fernwood Music Studio, and is editor and owner of “This is Classical Guitar”. With over 100,000 visits a month and a newsletter with thousands of subscribers, thisisclassicalguitar.com is one of the world’s largest classical guitar publications.
Bradford has adjudicated festivals, exams, and masterclasses for The Alberta Provincial Festival, Mount Royal University Conservatory, Calgary Guitar Society, Camosun College, Medicine Hat Rotary Festival, The Northwest Music Festival, The Whitehorse Rotary Festival, and many more. Bradford holds a diploma in music from Camosun College and an A.V.C.M. in teaching and performance. He also holds a BA in history from the University of Victoria.