BRUCE PAINE (b 1977 )
Bruce Paine gave his first guitar performance aged eleven at Wesley Intermediate School, Auckland, but it was another fourteen years before he embarked on full-time study of the classical guitar at Auckland University. Having duly completed a Diploma in Music, he attended the 1995 Darwin Guitar Festival, participating in masterclasses with John Williams and Stepan Rak. Since that time Bruce Paine has built up a considerable reputation as a concert artist within New Zealand, giving many solo recitals and performing with leading orchestras. He has also played concerts in Austria, the Czech Republic and Great Britain.
Bruce Paine has made various recordings including a collection of his own guitar compositions drawing inspiration from such diverse images as underwater sea life, New Zealand scenery, an English country church and a Russian folk poem. As a classical guitar composer he aims to write original, imaginative, and accessible music.