We are inviting some of our loyal members, friends and supporters to a live music event in a private garden in Kent on the weekends in August and September. If you are interested in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. In 2004, he became the youngest instrumentalist to receive a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
One of the UK’s most recorded guitarists, his recordings for Virgin/EMI, Chandos, Nimbus, Hyperion, Sony and Classic FM have received wide acclaim.
Craig Ogden has performed concertos with many of the world’s leading orchestras. In recent seasons he has performed with the Hallé, BBC Concert Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra (Spain), Spanish Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Dublin), London Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. In 2015, Craig was asked at short notice to step in for the indisposed Miloš Karadaglić to perform a series of concerts with the Royal Northern Sinfonia at major UK concert halls and again in 2016 with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the English Chamber Orchestra, both tours receiving critical acclaim. This season Craig performs concertos with orchestras including the Hallé, London Mozart Players, Manchester Camerata, English String Orchestra and the Darwin Symphony Orchestra, Australia. Craig enjoys performing new works for guitar and gave the world premiere of a concerto written for him by Andy Scott with the Northern Chamber Orchestra in Manchester in November 2017, followed by the Australian premiere in Perth in September 2018. He gave the world premiere of ‘Il Filo’, a double concerto for guitar and accordion by David Gordon with Miloš Milivojević in summer 2019 and composer David Knotts is currently writing a concerto for Craig.
Seren is Rebecca and Helen first met in 1999 where they were both studying at the Royal College of Music in London. They briefly performed together during their time at the RCM, and after nearly 20 years, have formed a new and exciting partnership.
Rebecca and Helen have gained wide experience as professional musicians, taking pleasure in performing as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players as well as being keen teachers, most notably at Benenden School and the Junior Department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Their performing careers have taken them all over the UK, Europe and beyond.
They have performed in venues such as Wigmore Hall, Buckingham Palace, St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, and St. David’s Hall, Cardiff.
Rebecca and Helen have collaborated with many different ensembles for projects such as recordings, such as the Appassionata Trio and Naiades Ensemble, and for education projects with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.