Craig Ogden Feature on Yahoo News

It has been a big year for internationally-renowned Perth-born classical guitarist Craig Ogden.

In the past 12 months his album, The Guitarist, has debuted on top of the UK’s classical music charts, where it stayed for five weeks before spending a further three months in the top five. He has also recorded his follow-up album, Summertime – despite an elaborate heist which saw his £18,000 ($27,700) WA-made guitar stolen just two days before he was due to enter the recording studio.

It was a year in which The Guitarist was the UK’s top-selling classical music album and on the back of that success, the 43-year-old has been nominated for Album of the Year in the Classic Brit Awards 2011.

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