We launched our MUSIC MENTORS scheme last season with a masterclass for three lucky cellists (by the scheme’s patron Julian Lloyd Webber). This coming season we are thrilled that Xuefei Yang and Craig Ogden have each agreed to run a masterclass for a number of lucky young guitarists during their visit here on Friday 18 September.

If you know anyone aged 11 – 18 who has been learning the guitar for at least two years, we’d love to hear from you/them! Six names will be chosen ‘from a hat’ completely at random, with three young players then invited to participate in a masterclass with Xuefei, and three with Craig (players grouped according to age and standard). Each player will need to bring along a piece they are currently working on. Craig/Xuefei will have about 10 minutes to work with each player on their chosen piece.

Masterclasses last about 45 minutes and will take place at St George’s on Friday 18 September, exact timings to be announced very soon but it is likely to be either late morning or mid-late afternoon. Family, friends and other young or amateur guitarists are welcome to come along as spectators.

If this is of interest, please email the young person’s name, age and standard (grade or similar) to by Tuesday 8 September. The draw will take place on 9 Sept.


Xuefei Yang & Craig Ogden perform in concert on Friday 18 September at 7.30pm – READ MORE