Craig Ogden

Tutor in Guitar

Email: craig.ogden@rncm.ac.uk

Australian Craig Ogden is Tutor in Guitar at the RNCM and one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of 13, and is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship from the RNCM.

One of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, his recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Craig’s Classic FM albums The Guitarist and Summertime both shot straight to No 1 in the UK classical chart in summer 2010 and 2011 respectively followed by the release of Christmas Time in November 2013. Craig’s latest recording for Classic FM, Summer Guitar, was released in June 2014, also going straight to the top of the classical chart. Craig has performed concertos with all of the main UK orchestras plus many abroad and has presented on BBC Radio 3 and on ABC Classic FM (Australia).

In addition to his position at the RNCM, Craig is also Associate Artist at The Bridgewater Hall and Director of the Dean and Chadlington Summer Music Festival.