Craig Ogden – Brief Biographical Details
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. In 2004 Ogden 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.
Ogden’s recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion and Sony have received wide acclaim. BBC Music Magazine dubbed Ogden ‘a worthy successor to Julian Bream’ and his debut solo
CD for Nimbus Records of 20th Century Classics by British composers was nominated for a Grammy Award. Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras including the London Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, CBSO, RLPO and BBC NOW, and also in Russia,Sweden, South Africa, the USA, Latvia, and Australia.
Craig Ogden regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at the major London venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican and collaborates regularly with many of the UK’s top artists and ensembles. Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He is married to the British opera singer Claire Bradshaw with whom he often appears.