Tim Brady

Montréal, Québec, 1956

  • Composer
  • Performer (electric guitar)

Composer / guitarist Tim Brady defies categorization — an electric guitar virtuoso who writes operas, plays concertos and feels as comfortable with a laptop electronic improvisation as with a string quartet. The guitar as orchestra — his music is a highly personal synthesis of contemporary classical, jazz, rock and electronics.

For the past 25 years he has toured the world, both as a soloist and with his group Bradyworks. He has produced over 100 original works including 18 CDs, 2 operas and 5 symphonies. In 2004 he won the Prix Opus “Composer of the Year” prize, given by the Conseil québécois de la musique. In 2007 he was awarded the Jan. V. Matecjek award by SOCAN. He has performed at many major festivals and venues, including the Montréal International Jazz Festival, Festival Présence in Paris, The South Bank Centre in London, the Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, and in 2010 he was featured composer at the Winnipeg Symphony’s international New Music Festival. From 2008 to 2013 he was composer-in-residence with the Orchestre symphonique de Laval. His CD, “Atacama: Symphony #3”, was named “Création de l’année” for 2012 at the Prix Opus and was also nominated for a JUNO in 2014.