Any one of Ardyth Webster Brott’s many contributions to her hometown make her a worthy inductee into our Gallery of Distinction. Take a moment to consider her overall life’s work, and you’ll understand a commitment to Hamilton of remarkable depth, breadth and richness.
Born in Dundas, a descendant of the owners of Webster’s Falls, she is Hamilton’s driving creative force: in the arts, as an author and lawyer, partner and mother. For nearly 30 years she has shaped Canada’s largest orchestral music festival, the Brott Music Festival – a treasured and eclectic gift bringing world class musicians and music to Hamilton.
Across the country, our national arts community turns to her for leadership. She’s executive director of the National Academy Orchestra, Canada’s only professional training orchestra and has served on the boards of the National Gallery of Canada and the Glenn Gould Foundation.
She earned her undergraduate degree at McMaster, her law degree at Western University and was called to the Bar in 1995. An accomplished author, she has published four children’s books, including the best-selling Jeremy’s Decision.
A recipient of the Negev award and a 2008 YWCA Woman of Distinction, Ardyth Webster Brott joins her husband Maestro Boris Brott in the Gallery. For her commitment to her hometown, her work to strengthen our artistic fabric and her unwavering passion and dedication, Ardyth Webster Brott is welcomed into Hamilton’s Gallery of Distinction.