Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brad quickly developed a taste for classical music in his youth. Early musical exposure from his favourite childhood cartoon “Bugs Bunny” caught his attention, and fell in love with the iconic modern orchestral sound. In grade seven, he joined his middle school music program and was instantly drawn to the Trumpet.
After four years, he decided to further his musical education and challenge himself with private lessons with his first teacher, Paul Jeffery. Obsessed with musical growth, he did everything possible to push himself to his limits. This includes piano lessons, choir, and Manitoba’s Honour Bands. At the end of twelfth grade, he was chosen as the winner of the Up Close and Orchestral competition, which included a tour of seven performances with The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
In 2017, he auditioned for The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music, where he currently studies with Andrew McCandless. This summer, he will be one of four trumpet players in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.
Get to know Bradley…Beyond the Bio!
Hobbies: Watching The Food Network, listening to unfamiliar music, and practicing
Musical influences: Phil Smith, Andrew McCandless, Valentina Lisitsa, Arthur Rubinstein
Favourite food: Sushi
Least favourite food: Mushrooms
Favourite music: Orchestral music
Favourite song: Anything by Mahler
Favourite movie: Anything by Quentin Tarantino
Favourite movie music: Interstellar
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Wicked and The Magic Flute respectively
Best quote from your teacher: “Have faith, trust and believe” -Andrew McCandless
Favourite quote: “Breathe to live and not to play” -Renold Schilke
Favourite book: Arban Complete Method for Trumpet