Festival Adjudicators
Kiwanis Club of Sudbury
469 Bouchard St., c/o Suite 211, Sudbury, ON P3E 2K8, sudburykiwanis@gmail.com
Featured as one of CBCs 30 Hottest Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30 in 2018, award-winning classical guitarist and composer Nathan Bredesonis gaining international acclaim as an award-winning guitarist and a composer.

Nathan earned his bachelor of music at the University of Ottawa where he studied under Canadian Guitar Quartet founding member Denis Donegani, and composition with John Armstrong and Frederic Lacroix. He was awarded the Ed Honeywell Memorial Scholarship for classical guitar in 2013. Nathan went on to complete his masters degree under the tutelage of the Cuban guitar virtuoso Rene Izquierdo at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
In 2017 Nathan founded the Ottawa Guitar Trio with former classmates Alexandre Bougie and Francois Lacelle; it is a dynamic ensemble dedicated to introducing listeners to the beauty of the classical guitar through classical music, as well as arrangements of music from TV, film, and video games.
Alongside performance, Nathan has been an active participant in national and international competitions for guitar as well as composition, and has placed in several competitions across Canada and the United States. His solo piece Astral Projection took first prize in the Ottawa Guitar Society Composition Competition in 2016 and was premiered by Daniel Ramjattan at the 2017 Guitar Alla Grande Festival in Gatineau, QC.
Nathan currently teaches guitar and music theory for Ottawa Suzuki Strings. He is also proud to play on a 2015 cedar-top guitar built by Vicente Carrillo.
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