Craig Ogden

Biography

Craig Ogden summer 2014

Australian-born Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical guitarists.

Life and Music

  • Craig Ogden studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen.
  • He regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at London venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican.
  • Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
  • He has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras including the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Hallé, CBSO, RLPO and BBC NOW, and also in Russia, Sweden, South Africa, the USA, Latvia, and Australia. 
  • Craig’s debut solo album for Classic FM, 'The Guitarist' went straight to Number 1 in the classical charts.
  • His second album Summertime features soothing guitar favourites and film themes as never heard before, plus fantastic new arrangements of music from Mozart, Faure and Satie.
  • Ogden released his third album for Classic FM, Christmas Time, in November 2013.
  • 2014 will see Craig's fourth album for Classic FM, Summer Guitar, released in June.

Did you know?
In 2004 Craig was honoured by the Royal Northern College of Music with a Fellowship in recognition of his achievements. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received this award from the RNCM.

Craig Ogden playing The Ashokan Farewell

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