Craig Ogden

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Craig Ogden
Perth, Australia
Instrument(s)Classical guitar
Years active1980s-present
LabelsChandos Records, Decca Records, Hyperion Records

Craig Ogden is an Australian classical guitarist whose albums have topped the UK classical charts.[1] He is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK.[2]

Ogden began playing guitar at the age of seven, and graduated in music from the University of Western Australia.[3] In 1990 he became UK-based, and has a Professional Performance Diploma from the Royal Northern College of Music,[1] where in 2004 he received a Fellowship from the Royal Northern College of Music, becoming the youngest person to be given the honour.[4] He married the British singer Claire Bradshaw, with whom he often performs; together they founded the Dean & Chadlington Summer Music Festival in 2007.[5] He made his first appearance at the Royal Albert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra performing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez.


  • Tippett: The Blue Guitar (1995)
  • Guitar Meditations (1999)
  • Music from the Novels of Louis de Bernières (1999) with Alison Stephens (mandolin)
  • English Guitar Concertos (2001)
  • The Guitarist (2010)
  • Summertime (2011)
  • A Quiet Thing: Songs for Voice and Guitar (with David Daniels; 2011)
  • Christmas Time (2013)
  • Summer Guitar (2014)
  • Craig Ogden and Friends (2015)
  • Love's Philosophy (2017)[6]


  1. ^ a b "Craig Ogden: 10 facts about the great guitarist". Classic FM. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ RNCM website. Accessed 7 November 2014
  3. ^ Leicester International Music Festival Archived 24 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 7 November 2014
  4. ^ Hyperion Records. Accessed 7 November 2014
  5. ^ "Craig Ogden: an Aussie abroad", Cotswold Life, 16 December 2013. Accessed 7 November 2014
  6. ^ "Discography". Craig Ogden. Retrieved 26 June 2018.