Released in early September, 2007, this CD includes much of the guitar music of Paul Coles that is published by MÚzicas Editions, and distributed by Spartan Press.
Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the most exciting artists of his generation. He has recorded for Nimbus, Chandos Records, Hyperion and Sony and has performed concertos with orchestras including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. His debut solo recording of contemporary British works (Nimbus NI 5390 ‘The Blue Guitar’) received wide acclaim and a Grammy nomination. BBC Music Magazine dubbed Ogden "a worthy successor to Julian Bream" and his various concerto and recital discs have received sparkling reviews from music journals and national newspapers. Craig Ogden performs as soloist and chamber musician all over the world and often records for film (he was featured in the British hit, Notting Hill).
His collaboration with the American counter-tenor David Daniels produced a classical chart-topping recording for Virgin/EMI and performances at the prestigious Tanglewood Festival (Boston) and Mostly Mozart Festival (at the Lincoln Centre, New York). Following the Lincoln Centre performance Ogden was immediately invited back for a solo recital in the Great Performers Series. Craig Ogden made his Royal Albert Hall debut performing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez with the Philharmonia Orchestra in a Classic FM Live concert. Craig is also Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was recently made a Fellow of the RNCM.
Craig plays a guitar by Greg Smallman, made in 2003 and uses D’Addario strings.
For more information visit www.craigogden.com