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Lee Bradshaw : Associate Artist

My task as a composer is to create music that people can use; music that people can express themselves with and through – either in performance or by listening.

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Photo: Peter Lamont


Lee Bradshaw is a Melbourne-born Australian composer.

His works exhibit a profound intimacy with the craft of composition, compelling the performer to delve deeply into their own artistic and creative reservoirs. His writing redefines the possibilities of expression for the modern musician, whilst the music - rare, uncompromising and arresting in its beauty - offers solace to the listener.

Bradshaw's music has been premiered and performed by Artists such as: Baiba Skride, Harriet Krijgh, The Flinders String Quartet, The Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Svizzera Italiana, Amira Medunjanin, Ivan Vukčević, Wilma Smith, Quartetto Energie Nove, The Fidelio String Quartet, Anna Sleptsova and Sally Anne Russell.

Via Crucis for solo violin was premiered by violinist Baiba Skride on March 22, 2020 at the 360 Concert Series in Pittsburgh for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (2020).

Bradshaw is Composer-in-Residence for the Mediterranean Notes Festival in Montenegro, Montenegro - where his concert overture Letters from Montenegro was premiered in 2021 by the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra and Veton Marevci at an open air event in Luctica Bay in front of an audience of over 7000 people.

He is the creative director and producer of The Death of Beethoven - a recording cycle of the late-Beethoven String Quartets performed by Quartetto Energie Nove, in collaboration with Radio Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.

Bradshaw is Composer-in-Residence at St John's Festival of Chamber Music, and was commissioned by Wilma Smith to compose the set string quartet piece for the 2023 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

Lee Bradshaw signed a recording agreement with PARMA/Navona Records in 2021, and his Album "The Ties That Band" was issued on August 26th, 2022.

Lee Bradshaw — current to July 2023

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Digital sheet music sample String Trio : Trigon (2003) Commissioned in 2003 by Ivan Vukčević for the Trigon String Trio (Switzerland)