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. For adults, but if a young person is keen and interested, please ring Hawkwood on tel. 01453 759034 to discuss participation.
Event time: Fri 2nd Jul 2021 at 2:00pm - Sun 4th Jul 2021 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
Participants will gain
- Develop your own unique “voice” on the guitar
- Hone your technique with individual attention
- Practice with interpretation and expression
- Performance skills
This summer weekend course is a true celebration of the guitar and brings the perfect combination of musical study and beautiful surroundings.
This 2-day masterclass is a great opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. 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.
For adults, but if a young person is keen and interested, please ring Hawkwood on tel. 01453 759034 to discuss participation.
Registration 2.00-3.00 pm. Course starts at 3.00pm. Course ends after lunch on Sunday.
Bring a guitar and music stand. Minimum skill level is Grade 6 guitar.
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.
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.
“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."