Graham Anthony Devine was born in England and began his musical studies at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester studying 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 Graham was the first prize winner at one of the guitar's most prestigious international competitions, the Alhambra International Guitar Competition held in Alcoy, Spain. He was to repeat this success one month later by winning the first prize at the Emilio Pujol International Guitar Competition, Italy. He is the only English guitarist to win either of these competitions. Graham records for NAXOS and his recent CD releases have received rave reviews worldwide. His 2005 NAXOS release, British Guitar music, was chosen as disc of the week on America's NPR radio station and CLASSIC FM's John Brunning commented “Graham Devine, who plays with great sensitivity, strikes me as an ideal artist to continue Bream’s musical legacy. On the evidence presented here, this young virtuoso has a very bright future indeed”.
Graham has also made two CDs for the UK based label GGR, they are entitled Appassionata and Burgalesa and were recorded by acclaimed recording engineer and producer, John Taylor.
Widely considered as one of today’s very best young guitarists, Graham is currently in much demand as a recitalist, concerto soloist and international competition jury member.He has also been invited to give masterclasses at festivals and musical institutes throughout the world. His huge repertoire covers music from the renaissance period right through to most major 20th century works written for the guitar, including rarely performed masterpieces such as Maurice Ohana’s compositions for ten-string guitar. Graham currently teaches guitar at the Trinity College of Music, London. Website