Born in Australia, the guitarist Craig Ogden has recorded for Chandos, Nimbus, Virgin Classics, Hyperion, Collins Classics, Sony and Dutton and has performed concertos with many orchestras, including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Ulster , Hallé, BBC Philharmonic Orchestras as well as with the National Orchestra of South Africa and Western Australian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.
His widely acclaimed debut solo album of contemporary British works received a Grammy nomination. BBC Music Magazine dubbed Ogden ‘a worthy successor to Julian Bream’ and his seven Chandos releases of concertos and recital discs have received sparkling reviews from the major music media. His concerto premieres including the first British performance of John Corigliano’s Guitar Concerto and that of Gerard Brophy.
He is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he was made a Fellow in 2004 and is married to the British mezzo soprano Claire Bradshaw.