GRAHAM ANTHONY DEVINE (b 1971 )
Graham Anthony Devine was born in England and began his musical studies at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, studying the guitar with Gordon Crosskey. He moved to Brazil when he was nineteen and became an established teacher and performer there, giving many recitals and masterclasses throughout South America. In April 2002 he won first prize at the Alhambra International Guitar Competition held in Alcoy, Spain, repeating this success one month later at the Emilio Pujol International Guitar Competition in Italy. He is the only English guitarist to win either of these competitions. He records for Naxos and his 2005 Naxos release, British Guitar Music (8.557040), was chosen as disc of the week on America’s NPR radio station. He has also made two CDs for the British-based label GGR. Currently in much demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and international competition jury member, he has given masterclasses at festivals and musical institutes throughout the world. His wide repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to most major twentieth-century works written for the guitar, including rarely performed masterpieces such as Maurice Ohana’s compositions for ten-string guitar (8.570948). Graham Devine currently teaches guitar at Trinity College of Music in London.