Australian classical guitarist Bradley Kunda has been lauded ‘among the best of his generation of world-class performers.’ To date his concert career has seen him perform with some of Australia’s leading ensembles and instrumentalists; he is a member of Australia’s premier guitar quartet Guitar Trek, as well as the Brew Guitar Duo, and he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists in many of Australia’s most prestigious festivals, including the Adelaide and Darwin International Guitar Festivals, the Canberra International Music Festival, and the Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music. Bradley was a frequent artist in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s pre-eminent Sunday Live series, and has given concerts for Musica Viva Countrywide.
2013 saw Bradley as a finalist for the Music Council of Australia’s Freedman Fellowship for Classical Music, placing him alongside the most promising of young Australian classical musicians. Among his many awards include First Prize in the Fifth International Competition “Festival de Córdoba” (Spain), a Canberra Critic’s Circle Award (Australia), and the audience prize in the Nikšić International Guitar Competition (Montenegro).
A passionate exponent of contemporary Australian classical music, Bradley has premiered new works by composers including Peter Sculthorpe, Robert Davidson, Marc Isaacs and Richard Charlton. A talented arranger and composer himself, he has been featured in ABC Classic FM’s Young Australian Composers series celebrating “Australian Music Month,” and has been commissioned to write for various celebrated instrumentalists, including William Barton and Anthony Garcia.
Bradley holds a doctorate in guitar performance from the Australian National University, where his mentor was eminent guitarist and pedagogue, Timothy Kain AM. He has taught into the degree programs at The Australian National University and the University of Newcastle. Since late-2014 he has been mentored by Australia's most esteemed musical educator, Richard Gill OAM, in conducting musical analysis and piano accompaniment.