Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received a Fellowship Award from the RNCM in Manchester.His many recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim. Ogden’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. Craig Ogden 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).
Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and Visiting Lecturer at London’s Royal College of Music.
The Corinium Players Guitar Enemble was formed in 1999 to give young classical guitarists the opportunity to play together as an orchestra. They now have around 40 playing members and as well as playing concerts locally, have travelled to the continent and appear in many national music festivals. They have appeared alongside other renowned guitarists such as Gary Ryan, The Vida Guitar Quartet, The Aquarelle Quartet, to name but three.