Craig’s Guitar Courses with Hogans

Thu 08 Oct 2020

Due to Covid-19, this event has been postponed to spring 2021. Please check back for dates!
Craig is delighted to be working with Steve Christmas at Hogans Music, Newbury on some guitar classes and performance opportunities for both young players and adults. There are two separate courses, the youth course running during half term from 28 to 30 October and the adult course on 31 October and 1 November.

There will be a selection of socially distanced workshops, guitar orchestra rehearsals and technique sessions. It will be lots of fun and Craig would love to see you there! More info

Craig’s exclusive performance for North Wales International Music Festival

17 Sep 2020

Craig would have been performing with his friends the London Tango Quintet at the Festival this September, however the festival had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.

However, he is delighted to have been invited to give a concert online for the festival. It will be available at 7.30pm this Saturday 19 September. See NWIMF website for more info. Craig really looks forward to returning to the festival next year live with the London Tango Quintet. NWIMF website

Craig’s performance for London Mozart Players

Sun 02 Aug 2020

Craig will be featuring once more on the London Mozart Players ‘At Home with LMP’ lockdown series.
Craig’s recital, recorded right at the start of lockdown (remember then?!) will be post at 10am on Monday 3 August.

Please check the London Mozart Players social media channels. LMP YouTube

Craig’s exclusive performance for Sandbach Concert Series – 24 June 2020

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Craig would have been performing a live recital for Sandbach Concerts last month which got cancelled due to CV19, but instead there will be an exclusive online concert instead!

If you want to come along on Wednesday 24th June at 7pm you’ll need to sign up on this form (see below).

As well as a concert from Craig Ogden, Jerome McGuiness will be performing in the spotlight concert. Jerome is a final year viola student at the RNCM – Royal Northern College of Music and performed for Sandbach several years ago.

They will also be catching up with Nigel Birch to find out what Lions Youth Brass have been up to during lockdown to keep the music going – spaces are limited so sign up today to avoid missing out!

Craig’s exclusive performance for Sheffield Chamber Music Festival

Sat 16 May 2020

Today would have been Craig’s concert with the wonderful classical accordionist, Miloš Milivojević for Music in the Round’s Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.

Due to Coronavirus-19, the festival cannot take place. However, the festival has gone virtual and performances are being made available on YouTube.

Please join Craig on Saturday 16 May at 4pm for an exclusive performance from his home. YouTube performance

BBC Radio 3 In Tune

Mon 06 Apr 2020

Craig will be performing from home and having a short interview on BBC Radio 3 In Tune programme tomorrow Tuesday 7 April, around 6.30pm ish In Tune

Transferring to online musician!

Fri 03 Apr 2020

Craig has written an article for the Incorporated Society of Musicians about moving online. Please also check out the ISM website for lots of other useful info! www.ism.org ISM article

Watch Craig’s Informal Concert

Fri 03 Apr 2020

Here’s the link to watch Craig’s concert which was a Facebook Stream via London Mozart Players Facebook page, for their new initiative ‘At Home with LMP’.

Craig was due to perform the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto with LMP in two concerts this Spring at London’s South Bank Centre and Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

Craig’s relaxed performance includes much-loved classics from the guitar repertoire, including music by Scarlatti, Dowland, Coste, Barrios and excerpts from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. All introduced in Craig’s informal style.
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Craig playing in live Facebook stream this Saturday 28th!

Thu 26 Mar 2020

This week, London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest established chamber orchestra, launched ‘At Home with LMP’ an initiative that will help keep audiences connected to music by going virtual. ‘At Home with LMP’ will allow anyone to access and enjoy performances by LMP musicians and associated artists virtually, with a whole catalogue of daily musical treats to keep the music playing through the pandemic.

Launching the first of LMP’s ‘Saturday Sessions’, which will feature a new live Facebook stream each weekend, is acclaimed classical guitarist Craig Ogden who was due to perform the Rodrigo Guitar Concerto with LMP in two concerts this Spring at London’s South Bank Centre and Fairfield Halls, Croydon.

In a live Facebook stream from Craig’s home via London Mozart Players Facebook page at 7pm on Saturday 28th March, Craig will bring the soothing sounds of the classical guitar right into your living room with a relaxing performance of much-loved classics from the guitar repertoire, including music by Scarlatti, Dowland, Coste, Barrios and excerpts from Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez.

With special thanks to London Mozart Players and Music on the Quantocks.

https://www.facebook.com/londonmozartplayers/

Coronavirus Update

Mon 23 Mar 2020

As you will all be aware, live performances are being cancelled. These are extraordinary times but fortunately for many people self-isolating or social distancing (as is absolutely vital to prevent an unmanageable crisis in the health system), there is the potential for huge connectivity with friends and family through the internet and access to music and all forms of art as well. I will be teaching online, posting videos of playing and with colleagues we are exploring the possibilities of live streaming performances, perhaps even of chamber music performed together but in separate places. We will see what technology can do! In the meantime, stay safe and stay well. Very best wishes to all of you. Craig PS. If there are any pieces of music you’d like me to play on video let me know!