Strings Faculty (Guitar)
Dip.Mus., B.Mus., M.Mus.
Classical guitarist Brett Gunther has been performing for over 16 years. Brett studied with Ralph Maier at Mount Royal University, graduating in 2007 with a Diploma in Music Performance. He received his Bachelor of Music in 2010, and recently completed his Master of Music in classical guitar performance, both from the University of Calgary.
Brett has performed in masterclasses for many internationally famous guitarists, including Martha Masters, Jerome Ducharme, Thomas Viloteau, Daniel Bolshoy, Adam Holzman, Michael Partington, Marcin Dylla, David Tanenbaum, Remi Boucher, Pavel Steidl, Pia Gazarek-Offermann, Odair Assad, Xuefei Yang, Johannes Moller, Jeffrey Mcfadden, as well as the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. Brett has competed in major competitions including the North West Guitar Festival and Competition, winning 3rd Place in 2009, and 2nd Place in 2010.
Brett has been serving on the board of governors for the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary as the artistic director since June 2010. He is currently on the faculty at Mount Royal University Conservatory, teaching private lessons as well as ensemble classes for the Academy program.
Brett's debut CD, Guitar Music, released in 2012, examines the music of some of the most significant composers for the guitar in the 20th century. Included are works by Rodrigo, Britten, Barrios, Brouwer, Tarrega, Domeniconi, and Moller.