International Concert Series: Friday January 19, 2018, Saturday May 26, 2018
Orchestra Recitals: Saturday December 9, 2017, Saturday May 13, 2018
Future Stars Series: Saturday April 7, 2018, Saturday April 14, 2018
Guitar Virtuoso Miodrag Zerdoner
Proud Sponsors The Guitar Society of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Saturday May 26, 2018, 7:30 pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery 20, Ava Road
Tickets  $20.00 in advance  $25.00 at the door
Miodrag Zerdoner

"These last few years have not only confirmed but also reinforced my first impressions of Miodrag : he is now a confirmed performer who plays all the repertoires in a unique, talented and mature style. He is now an international caliber player at every level"  Judicael Perroy, Paris

Born in Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)  Miodrag started playing the guitar at age 7, .  In 1999, he was chosen to perform the Vivaldi Concerto at the age of 14.  He continued his studies at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec in 2002 with Paul-André Gagnon and later with Rémi Boucher.

Miodrag has won many National  and International awards including

First price, Montreal International Guitar Competition in 2009 and 2014

Third price at the Hélène Roberge Music Competition in 2011, being the only guitarist to reach the finals and achieving the highest results for a guitarist in the history of the competition

Miodrag has performed both Nationally and Internationally in  Montreal, Moncton, Wolfville, Toronto, Sauble Beach, Hamilton,  Durango, Mexico 

as well as her performed  the Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo  with various orchestras in Québec and Rimouski.

Miodrag is kindly sponsored by string makers SAVAREZ, and plays a guitars by stringed instrument maker : Patrick Mailloux (Québec), Martin Blackwell (British-Columbia), Slavko Mrdalj (Serbia) and Scot Tremblay (British-Columbia).


Mac Master University Chamber Orchestra Presents "Baltic Brilliance" Featuring Guest Soloist Guitarist Patrick Feely
Sunday March 11, 2018 at 3:00pm
Inside the new beautiful concert Hall -  L.R. Wilson Hall at McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W. Hamilton Ontario
Tickets  Students $5.00 Adults $10.00 available at the door

Patrick Feely is a first year PhD Music Education student at the University of Western Ontario. His Master of Music thesis investigated the effects of video recording on the self-regulated learning behaviors and achievement levels of adults in a beginner classical guitar class.

Patrick is a sessional faculty member at McMaster University, teaches guitar courses at the University of Western Ontario, and has been teaching privately for 30 years. His students have been accepted into Graduate and Undergraduate programs across Canada and Europe.

Patrick holds a Masters of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Music Education Degree from the University of Western Ontario,

Patrick has performed with the McMaster University Orchestra, Grand River Players, and the Brantford Symphony 

Orchestra. He has performed across Canada with his duo partner Brad Mahon, as “The East West Guitar Duo”.

Patrick has adjudicated national and international competitions for over 15 years; including the Montreal 


Hynatyshyn Foundation, and Vancouver North Shore festivals.

He is a guitar specialist at the Royal Conservatory, assessing candidates across Canada and the US., and 

mentoring new examiners. He holds both the Guitar Performance and Guitar Pedagogy Degrees (ARCT) from the 

Royal Conservatory of Music.

His students have earned top prizes in local, provincial, and international competitions, and have been accepted into 

Undergraduate and Graduate performance programs across Canada and Europe.  

Founder of the not-for profit Guitar Society of Brantford, Patrick is currently Artistic Director and Community Orchestra conductor. His research interests include self regulation, expertise, and assessment.

Back by Popular Demand
Guitar Virtuoso Thibaut Garcia - France
Friday January 19, 7:30pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant 20. Ava Road
Tickets  $20.00 in advance $25.00 at the door
Thibaut Garcia

Born in Toulouse in France, Thibaut Garcia begins to play the guitar at the age of seven. His Spanish origins give him a real influence in his way of thinking. He studied in Toulouse where he got his chamber music diploma in the class of Renaud Gruss, and his guitar diploma with the honour mention in the class of Paul Ferret. At sixteen he enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) ans studies with Olivier Chassain with whom he got his bachelor with the honours. He studies in private lessons with Judicael Perroy.

At twenty one, Thibaut won several international competititons prize:
— 1st prize of the international competition of GFA, Oklahoma City (U.S.A) 2015.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Jose Tomas” (Spain) 2014.
— 1st prize of the international competition of Sevilla (Spain) 2013.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Terra Siculorum” (Romania) 2013.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Ana Amalia”, Weimar (Germany) 2011.
— 1st prize of the international competition “Valle de Egues” (Spain) 2008.

Thanks to the first prize of the international competition of Sevilla in 2013 and the first prize of the “Jose Tomas” intenational competition in Spain in 2014, Thibaut is invited to play all around the world (France, Spain, England, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Canada, United States, Brazil, Greece, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, China…).

He just won the 1st prize of the Guitar Foundation of America 2015. The GFA competition is one of the the most prestigious and respected event in the classical guitar world (more than 50 concerts to win in USA, recital at Carnegie Hall
Guitar Orchestra Recitals

Spring May 12, 2018, 2:00pm
The Guitar Society of Brantford is partnering withGlenhyrst Art Gallery and The Brantford Public Library once again to present Guitar Society of Brantford Community Guitar Concert Orchestra Concert, admission is free. For those who would like to make a donation towards the orchestra programming there will be a free will donation box at the door!
Spring Concert Saturday May 12,2018 , 2:00pm
Brantford Public Library 173 Colborne Street

The Guitar Society has 3 Community Ensembles ranging in ages from 6 to early 70's.
The children's ensemble began in September  of 2016 and has 11 members ranging in ages from 6 to 11.
The junior ensemble has been together for a few years with some members joining us in 2017..
The senior ensemble has been together for quite a few years some of the members have been playing for over 10 years.

If you would like to join have fun while learning to play a guitar we are always for new members to join an orchestra
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