Recitals – Concertos – Masterclasses – Events
Musick for a while The Path Towards the Goldberg Variations The word baroque is derived from the Portuguese, baroco, meaning ‘a pearl of irregular or bulbous shape’. I wanted, in this programme to explore 150 years of music from that era, a period more diverse than any other apart from our own. I’ve ignored towering figures such as Handel, Vivaldi and Telemann and chosen instead to follow an erratic path across Europe and the British Isles towards one of the music’s great masterpiece, Bach’s Goldberg Variations. David Juritz David Juritz violin Craig Ogden guitar Adrian Bradbury ’cello Henry Purcell (1659–1695) Musick […]
AN EVENING with CRAIG OGDEN Craig Ogden, one of the most exciting artists of his generation, returns to the festival having closed last year’s with the London Tango Quintet. This is an opportunity to hear one of the most recorded guitarists, including six chart-topping albums for Classic FM, in Romney Marsh’s most intimate venue.
The festival returns to one of its most unconventional – and supremely comfortable – venues, the Sofas & Stuff Showroom in Fittleworth. With a generous supply of tea, coffee and cake, anticipate a fine hour of music-making with the first in the recent line of leading guitarists to have made waves across the classical music world, Australian Craig Ogden. Craig will introduce a highly informal and engrossing hour with repertoire that includes pillars of the classical guitar repertoire by Villa-Lobos, Albeniz, Rodrigo – and Django Reinhardt. Always incredibly popular occasions, there are performances at 12 noon and 2.30pm. This event […]
COPPED HALL is a fine Georgian mansion that is currently under restoration. It is superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. We are delighted to welcome back this internationally famous guitarist, who at his own request, returns for what will undoubtedly be another popular concert. Craig mixes superlative playing with a wide range of music, from Bach to the Beatles.
30th Anniversary Celebration Festival Director: Andrew Gough with Concert artists and tutors: Xuefei Yang, Craig Ogden, Montes-Kircher Duo (Alfonso Montes & Irina Kircher), Mark Houghton, Vincent Lindsey-Clark, Laura Snowden and Jack Hancher. Under the directorship of Andrew Gough, West Dean College once again offers the celebrated International Classical Guitar Festival in the idyllic and relaxing surroundings which make this the perfect setting for lessons, masterclasses, ensemble coaching and concerts. The Festival is renowned for its tuition, performance, concerts and geniality, which make it a unique and fulfilling experience for all who attend.
Study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation Facilitator: Craig Ogden A masterclass opportunity to study with one of the best classical guitarists of our generation. This enjoyable, intense weekend study course is suitable for experienced players and advanced students with a minimum skill level of Grade 6 guitar. There will be ensemble work as well as masterclass tutorials.
An exciting classical guitar weekend by the sea on the stunning Rame Peninsula, with Craig Ogden, Eden Stell Guitar Duo ,Alison Smith, Gerald Garcia and Alison Bendy 8th - 10th September 2023. Following on from three highly successful Guitarfests in 2019, 2021 and 2022 , we are returning with another exciting weekend combining great music in an area of outstanding natural beauty that inspires creativity. The stunning location by the sea makes for a perfect break from the hustle and bustle.
Music at Stow in its current format, was established in 2014 when a group of music-loving locals got together with the aim of ‘bringing big names to a small town’. The setting, in the picturesque Cotswolds landscape of the Gloucestershire countryside, lends a perfect backdrop to a festival which brings world-class artists right into the heart of the local community. The London Tango Quintet is a unique group of five internationally acclaimed musicians performing tango music at the highest level. Music by the legendary Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla is interspersed with stunning instrumental solos. The result is an energetic, inspiring and thoroughly […]