Brady Davis, guitar
Brady Davis (guitar), 16, lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and attends the Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts under the direction of Dr. Lucas Finney. Brady has been studying classical guitar since the age of five and has been a student of Ricardo Cobo for the past four years.
Brady has won First Prize at the Silver State Competition and has been a prize winner at the Susan Barton Competition and the Denver Guitar Competition. He has been selected as the winner of the Nevada Music Educators Command Performance for the past two years, and was also selected as a member of the NAfME All-National Guitar Ensemble for 2021 and 2022. Brady has had the opportunity to attend a number of music festivals and conferences, including Guitar Foundation of America’s Guitar Summit, the Aaron Shearer Institute, Eastern Music Festival, and the Berklee College of Music-Day Sessions. He was also the youngest member of the U.S. Guitar Orchestra’s 2022 concert tour of Spain. Most recently, Brady participated in the Celedonio Romero Institute and was personally selected to perform a duet with one of the Romero Guitar Quartet members. He has been fortunate to perform in masterclasses, and take lessons, with guitarists such as Jason Vieaux, Los Romeros, Julian Gray, Jonathan Leathwood, Stanley Yates, Scott Tennant, and more.
In addition to classical guitar, Brady has been cast in a number of musical theatre productions, including The Prince of Egypt and Tuacahn’s first regional production of Matilda the Musical. Brady loves exploring new genres of music like musical theatre and jazz, which have allowed him to become a more diversified musician.
Receiving the Award will allow Brady to purchase a high-quality guitar that will carry him through college and into the professional field.