About Craig Ogden

Australian born guitarist Craig Ogden is one of the world's finest classical guitarists. His debut solo album for Classic FM, 'The Guitarist', went straight to Number 1 in the classical charts. The follow up album 'Summertime' also took top spot in the chart.

Craig Ogden studied guitar from the age of seven and percussion from the age of thirteen and in 2004 he was honoured by the Royal Northern College of Music with a Fellowship in recognition of his achievements. He is the youngest instrumentalist to have received this award from the RNCM.

He regularly appears as a soloist and chamber musician at the major London venues including the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican and collaborates regularly with many of the UK's top artists and ensembles.

Craig Ogden is Principal Lecturer in Guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

Craig Ogden's journey across Australia

Follow Craig Ogden on his journey of discovery across Australia. Watch his video diaries from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to experience for yourself why there's nothing like Australia.


Explore the iconic sights of Sydney in the company of Craig as he starts his Aussie adventure. Marvel at the views from the top as he enjoys climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge; admire the architecture during a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House and walk the breathtaking Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk — a local's secret.

See Craig's journey to Sydney


Next, join Craig as he discovers Melbourne's bustling laneways, uncovers an alternative music scene and gains an insight into the cultural city of Melbourne. From hot air balloon rides over the city, to experiencing the local street art (there's nothing like a free art gallery!), Craig explores this vibrant city.

See Craig's journey to Melbourne


Then follow Craig to Perth, where he ends his journey from Australia's east coast to the west. WA's laidback capital is famous for its blue skies, stunning natural setting and friendly locals, with a beach lifestyle to boot.

See Craig's journey to Perth