...youthful, up and coming Canadian composer Brett Vachon [...] has already earned acclaim for previous works. --Jack Evans
Blending contemporary melodies with exotic harmonies and a mastery of guitar technique, Montreal based Guitarist and Composer Brett Vachon writes music which is infused with flavours taken from both the Grand Masters of Classical Music as well as contemporary virtuosos of the fingerstyle genre.
Self-styled as "Contemporary New Age", Brett Vachon originally started studying Classical guitar but now branches off into other genres including Fingerstyle Guitar as well as Jazz and flatpicking. His latest work for guitar, Tarot Cards, is a sonic exploration of the drawings on each of the 22 Major Arcana cards from the Tarot deck. In this suite each card is represented by a piece of music that reflects the atmosphere created by the scene.
Brett Vachon has also written music for other musical ensembles. In the fall of 2017 the Quinte Symphony orchestra performed a World Premiere of his Symphony in C Minor, a work which harks back to the age of the Romantic Grand Masters. This evocative work written in the 19th century style is noteworthy for it's emotional appeal and beautiful singing melodies.
Aside from performing and writing music, Brett is an attentive and conscientious music instructor who is passionate about teaching guitar. He has created an online course aimed for beginners on Udemy.com and regularly publishes fingerstyle tutorials on his Youtube channel.
Find a list of Brett's work here.