Craig Ogden

Australian-born guitarist Craig studied guitar from the age of seven and in 2004 became the youngest instrumentalist to receive a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

His recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim.

Craig has performed with the world’s leading orchestras, including the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Ulster Orchestra, Hallé and Bournemouth Symphony, among others.

In 2017 he gave the world premiere of a concerto written for him by Andy Scott with the Northern Chamber Orchestra in Manchester.

Regularly appearing as soloist and chamber musician, he was invited by John Williams to perform with him at London’s Globe, among other venues. Craig Ogden is Head of Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music, Adjunct Fellow of the University of Western Australia, Curator of Craig Ogden’s Big Guitar Weekend at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, and 2017-18 Visiting Musician at Oriel College, Oxford.