Craig Ogden Guitar Concert

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Fri 26Aug

Facilitator: Craig Ogden

An engaging summer concert with chart-topping guitarist Craig Ogden.

This Friday night recital will include music by Aguado, Rodrigo, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos and Bach. It will be a varied programme of key works from the guitar repertoire.

Event time: Fri 26th Aug 2022 at 8:00pm - Fri 26th Aug 2022 at 9:00pm

Be touched by beautiful melodies

Hear new arrangements of familiar tunes

Be challenged by intricate musical flavours

This summer afternoon concert promises to be engaging and educational as Craig Ogden introduces each piece with an anecdote or knowledge about the composer, the instrumentation or the performance challenges presented by a particular piece.

“Craig displays scintillating dexterity of skill and emotional range, moving between Celtic melancholy, popular songs and South American sizzle. Some measured classical pieces are beautifully interpreted, having been adapted from the keyboard or other strings to great effect. Favourite composers include the “incomprehensible genius” J. S. Bach, Albeniz and John Williams. The quality of listening in the room was remarkable. You could hear a pin drop at the moment between Craig’s hands coming to rest and ours joining in the applause. ”
Review of 2018 concert

Classical Guitar Masterclass

This concert takes place on the first evening of teaching on Craig’s course “Classical Guitar Masterclass“. An 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.

Classical Guitar

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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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“Mr Ogden…proved a polished soloist in colourful, technically demanding works”

“A worthy successor to Julian Bream.”