Robert Bryce is a composer, performer, and teacher. His compositions have been performed in New Zealand by performers such as Mark Menzies and Justin DeHart. These compositions include writing for traditional instruments and live electronics.
Born in Mt Isa Australia to New Zealand parents Robert has moved and lived in many places throughout Australia and New Zealand. He currently has settled in Christchurch New Zealand where he has completed a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Composition at the University of Canterbury. Here he studied composition under Glenda Keam, Jim Gardner and Chris Cree Brown.
As a performer, Robert has been playing guitar since the age of 12 and primarily focuses on the classical style but also has played metal, rock blues, and other contemporary styles. He also performs live in his own compositions with electronics, something that he is continuously developing and enjoys being part of his own music.
After studying composition Robert has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary). Music education is something that he takes great passion in and enjoys helping the musicians of tomorrow find their own voice.
Recent works that have been premiered include Shifting Ground for solo percussion and Es tut mir Leid for viola (with or without live electronics), which came second place in the Lilburn Trust Student Composition Awards at the University of Canterbury 2017. He has also had pieces workshopped by the NZTrio on two separate occasions.
for solo violin, 6m 45s