Classical Guitar Masterclass

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Classical Guitar
Fri 26Aug
to
Sun 28Aug

Study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation

Facilitator: Craig Ogden

A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will be ensemble work as well as masterclass tutorials.

 

Event time: Fri 26th Aug 2022 at 3:00pm - Sun 28th Aug 2022 at 4:00pm

At a Glance

  • Study with one of UK’s leading guitarists
  • Play alongside others of a similar level
  • Solo and ensemble exercises
  • Concert by Craig Ogden
  • A chance to perform to an audience on Sunday
  • Hone your technique with individual attention

What Participants Will Gain

  • An in depth study of practice technique
  • A fresh look at the key principles of right and left hand technique
  • An understanding of nail shape and angle of attack to create beautiful and varied tone
  • Fingering options and alternatives, and understanding the limits of notation
  • Practice with interpretation of music from different periods
  • Performance psychology and an enhanced awareness of concentration

This summer weekend course is a true celebration of the guitar and brings the perfect combination of musical study and beautiful surroundings.

Craig Ogden’s versatile style is reflected in his choice of activities for the weekend, ranging from technical development (with a particular focus on right-hand strength and facility), phrase shaping and interpretation, practice technique, psychology of performance, ensemble skills, relaxation and concentration. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will be ensemble work as well as masterclass tutorials.  Expect to be stretched, encouraged and inspired.

This course is primarily for adults, however, if a young person is keen and interested, please ring us on 01453 759034 to discuss participation.

Hawkwood

Hawkwood is a stunning Grade II listed 19th Century country house, surrounded by 42 acres of sustainably managed woodland, farmland, and gardens. Set in the heart of the Cotswolds – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – it is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. With a diverse selection of nearly 150 courses, there’s plenty to choose from, including courses in transformative leadership, future thinking, inner life, music and the arts. Our programme of courses is led by experienced tutors and leaders in their fields.

What Is Included

Both residential and non-residential rates are available. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Additional Activities

  • Mindful walking through our woodland trails
  • Meditate in our Woodland Sanctuary
  • Go on a hike and explore the Cotswolds AONB
  • Discover surrounding charming market towns

Price Options

£325 Non-Residential
£385 Residential Shared
£425 Residential Single

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Deposit
£ 120.00
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Practical Information

This course is designed for adults, but if a young person is keen and interested, please ring Hawkwood on tel. 01453 759034 to discuss participation.

Please bring a guitar and a music stand. The minimum skill level is Grade 8 guitar.

Registration 2.00-3.00 pm. The course starts at 3.00 pm. The course ends with tea at 4 pm on Sunday.

Please note that prices are listed per person. Residential options are fully inclusive with all meals provided. Non-residential options include suppers, lunches and all refreshments and exclude B&B.

Craig Ogden

Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation, studying guitar from the age of seven.

Craig’s recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim and his five Classic FM albums all shot straight to No.1 in the UK classical chart.

Craig Ogden has performed concertos with all the main UK orchestras plus many abroad. He regularly appears as soloist and chamber musician at major venues and collaborates with the UK’s top artists and ensembles.

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 Craig Ogden’s Big Guitar Weekend at The Bridgewater Hall and Director of the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival.

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Testimonials

“Mr Ogden…proved a polished soloist in colourful, technically demanding works” - New York Times

"Engaging, inspiring, fabulous. Brilliant!" - Liz Price

"Fantastic insights into playing, performing and performance issues."

"A fascinating, focused course with clear teaching, achievable goals and a really fun learning environment. Loved it and will do it again." - Amy Bowles

"Very useful and ideal level. Tutor was excellent. Fantastic food and venue."