Lee Bradshaw is a Melbourne-born Australian composer, who’s music reveals an explicit and emotionally-charged truth. 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 sensuous yet muscular 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 an incredible array of international 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, Anna Sleptsova, Sally Anne Russell, Sophie Rowell, Michael Kieran Harvey and Paul Wright.
“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).
Lee was Composer-in-Residence for the 2021 edition of Mediterranean Notes Festival in Tivat, Montenegro - where his concert overture “Letters from Montenegro” was premiered 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.
His work with Beethoven’s music continued with his 2021 arrangement of the 5th Symphony for String Quintet entitled “Beethoven 545” commissioned (and premiered) by Wilma Smith. The work has been described as ‘a revelation’ of one of the most well known pieces of music ever composed.
Lee Bradshaw signed a recording agreement with PARMA/Navona Records in 2021.