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CD cover - Appassionata by Graham DevineWe are very pleased to announce our first CD - Appassionata by Graham Anthony Devine (GGR01).

Press Comments about ‘Appassionata’

"Wonderful CD!...Graham's performance of my Appassionata is very expressive: beautiful sound, elegant phrasing and passionate contrasts. I am very happy with this recording" RONALDO MIRANDA

"Graham Devine's new Appassionata CD breathes effortlessly with a classic yet unique musicality.  Expect to hear more from him in the future." - GUITAR REVIEW

“Devine’s playing is truly dazzling….  The quality of Appassionata can be ranked alongside the finest of classical guitar recordings today”.  CLASSICAL GUITAR

Press Comments about Graham

" ... Flawless ... a highly polished performance by an already special performer. Watch out for him!" (Classical Guitar)

"His performance was incredible for its tremendous power and passion." (Correio Popular, Sao Paulo)

"This is a guitarist that I would travel a considerable distance to hear again!" (Paul Fowles, Classical Guitar)

"The excellent British guitarist, Graham Anthony Devine, gave a performance to be remembered. Bravo!" (El Pais, Spain)

"Graham at times seemingly pushed the guitar to its very limits. He is a talent and experience not to be missed." (GB Guitar Festival Review 99)

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The Tracks

Sonata K78 - D. Scarlatti (arr G. Devine)
Sonata K198 - D. Scarlatti (arr G. Devine)
Sonata K165 - D. Scarlatti (arr G. Devine)
Sonata K178 - D. Scarlatti (arr G. Devine)
Tonadilla - Emilio Pujol
Tango - Emilio Pujol
Guajira - Emilio Pujol
La Maja de Goya - Enrique Granados
Barcarolle - Emilio Pujol
Sonata Giocosa - Joaquin Rodrigo (Allegro Moderato, Andante Moderato, Allegro)
Elegia Por La Muerte De Un Tanguero - Maximo D. Pujol (Confuseta, Melancolia, Epilogo)
Appassionata - Ronaldo Miranda
Farewell - Sergio Assad

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Acknowledgments

The CD Appassionata was recorded at St John's Church, Hampstead, London in June/July 2002. It was produced and engineered by John Taylor.
The guitar played by Graham on the CD is by Andres D. Marvi, Granada, Spain with Savarez Corum strings.
The photo of Graham is by Roy King.

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About Graham Anthony Devine

Graham Anthony Devine was born in Liverpool and began his musical studies at Chetham's School of Music, Manchester 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.

Graham has been a laureate of many International competitions, including:
Mottola International Guitar Competition, Italy
Certamen Francisco Tarrega, Benicasim, Spain
Certamen Julian Arcas, Almeria, Spain
Alessandria International Guitar Competition, Italy
Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition, USA

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.

Having already performed in more than twenty countries, Graham's growing reputation as one of today's very best young guitarists is being justly rewarded with an ever increasing world-wide concert and masterclass schedule.

‘Appassionata’ and ‘Burgalesa’ are available through all good record stores and guitar outlets and on-line at : http://www.fretsonly.com, but if you have any difficulties please email Granary-Guitars. Trade and distribution enquiries are welcome. Also available through Amazon

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