Australian-born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
One of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, his recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Craig’s Classic FM albums The Guitarist and Summertime both shot straight to No.1 in the UK classical chart in summer 2010 and 2011 respectively followed by the release of Christmas Time in November 2013. His latest Classic FM albums Summer Guitar (2014) and Craig Ogden and Friends (2015) both went straight to No. 1 in the classical chart.
Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras plus many abroad. He regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at the major venues and collaborates with many of the UK’s top artists and ensembles. He has presented on BBC Radio 3, BBC Northern Ireland and ABC Classic FM (Australia). Craig Ogden is Head of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music, Adjunct Fellow of the University of Western Australia, Associate Artist of The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Curator of The Bridgewater Hall Guitar Weekend and Director of the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival.
Craig Ogden is one of the great guitarists of our time, and has been a regular fixture in the UK Classical Charts with his albums being among the best- selling classical releases of the year. He is a firm favourite with Classic FM listeners, and this new album will be eagerly awaited by them.