piano accompaniment (cello class and voice)
Craig graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in 2007, where he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Piano Accompaniment. At the Academy he held the Gilling Family Scholarship and studied with Michael Dussek and Diana Ketler, also receiving the Evelyn German and Daniel Kelly prizes. Craig previously gained a music degree at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, where he held the Répétiteur Scholarship with New Chamber Opera, also performing in their professional productions, more recently for Mozart’s La Finta Semplice. Craig also worked for Oxford City Opera, Garsington Education Programme and Oxford Baroque Soloists, including performances of Bach’s St John’s Passion, Wolf’s Italiensches Liederbuch, La Boheme and The Turn of the Screw.
At Oxford, Craig made regular appearances at the Holywell Music Room including a performance with the Allegri String Quartet for their Golden Jubilee Concert. Craig has attended festivals in Oxford, Oxenfoord and Montepulciano, receiving masterclasses from Marios Papadopoulos, Malcolm Martineau and Paul Hamburger. He took part in the first Repetiteur course at the prestigious Solti Accademy Recent international engagements have included performances at the BOZAR in Brussels and a tour of South Korea.
Craig won the accompanist prize at the Thelma King Award, AESS Patricia Routledge Song Prize and the Great Elm awards at the Wigmore Hall. Craig is part of TangoDuo, an ensemble promoting the works of Astor Piazzola. He works at Junior Trinity College of Music as a staff accompanist and he began a Junior Fellowship in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music.