Craig Stratton studied violin performance in London and in Prague, with professor Ivan Straus and attended numerous master courses in the Czech Republic and Austria.

Craig has given solo recitals in the UK, France, Czech Republic and Florida. 

He has appeared on countless film and TV productions including, Downton Abbey, Star Wars Episode 1, Bridget Jones, Die Another Day, Mr. Selfridge, Miss Marple, Foyles War, Midsomer Murders.

As a session player, Craig has performed on Julian Cope’s album Interpreter and appeared on the Jools Holland Show with Tindersticks. His CD From the Homeland of Czech romatic music for violin and piano is now available online. The CD was featured on the Classic Fm Evening Concert and given three stars in the Classic FM magazine. From the Homeland  has also been broadcast on Lyric FM, Dublin. 

Craig plays violin, banjo and mandolin in the country folk group PIG EARTH which won best Horizon Act of the Year at the British Country Music Awards and performed at Wembley Arena in February 2012

Album

From the homeland

Download available from itunes or hard copy in the post.

performances

Monday 6th July 2015

Pig Earth  - Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm

 

Thursday 25th June 2015

Pig Earth  -  Uxbridge Folk Club 9pm

 

May 2015

Bergersen quartet appearance on BBC's "The C Word"

 

August 2014

Piano performance on "Boomers"  for BBC

 

December 2013

Recordings with Tango group 

Buenos Aries, Argentina. 

 

Saturday 23rd November 

Mozart Requiem with Hart Voices and

Bergersen Quartet 

All Saints Church, Fleet  7:30pm

 

Wednesday 13th November 2013

Pig Earth at the Half Moon, Putney

supporting 3 Daft Monkeys, 8pm

 

Thursday 7th November 2013

Bergersen Quartet, Spectral Concert with

Hyperion Ensemble, Conway Hall, London

  

Tuesday 9th July  2013

 Pig Earth Band at the Buckingham Summer Music Festival, 8pm,

Radcliffe Centre, MK18 1EG 

Buckingham Summer Festival

 

 

 

Sunday 23rd June   NOTE TIME 6pm

Steve Reich's   Different Trains performed by Bergersen Quartet

Brunel Museum

 

Sunday 12th May 2013

Bergersen Quartet performing with West End star Kerry Ellis and guitarist Brian May

London Palladium

 

Friday 26th April 2013

Lana Del Rey video shoot for her single "Young and Beautiful"

 

Friday 19th April 2013

Bergersen Quartet performing at Asian Music Circuit

 

Friday 22nd February 2013

Bergersen Quartet performing at Peninsula Contemporary Arts Festival 8pm

Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University PL4 8AA

Peninsula Arts

 

Friday 1st February

Piano doubling on TV series "Poirot"

 

Wednesday 24th and 31st October /  Wednesday 7th November 2012

Bergersen Quartet’s autumn 2012 features three concerts

‘St Bartholomews the Great’ Church, West Smithfield  London EC1A 9DS

Composers : 

Eliot Short 

James Pickering 
Anna Braithwaite (Shoo Shoo Baby) 
T-toe (Terry Owen) (Trombone)
Matthew King 
Tom Kilworth with Harpist Valeria Kurbatova
Gemma Storr & Joe Carlo 
Sea Stacks (Davy Berryman) 
Paul Hepden (Plural Muses)

SQ+

 

Friday 20th July 2012

"Opposites React"  : Live dance fusion with Bergersen Quartet : 7:30pm

Hoxton Square N1 6NU

OPPOSITES REACT

 

 

Tuesday 17th July 2012

Twitter Symphony Orchestra "The Hawk Goes Hunting" released on Youtube

 

 

Saturday 7th July 2012

Private function : Brno, Czech Republic

Unaccompanied works by Bach

  

Saturday 26th May 2012 

PIG EARTH: Acoustic Festival of Britain 6pm,

Uttoxeter Racecourse

 

Wednesday  9th - Friday 11th May

Bergersen Quaret performing "Scrublands Suite" by Peter Copley,

Brighton Fringe Festival, UK

 

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Chamber Orchestra promoting Music and Management.com

 

Sunday 22nd April 

 NEW BLOG PAGES

 

Monday 30th April 2012

Chamber Orchestra promoting Music and Management.com

Sunday 22nd April 2012

 

 

Monday 16th April 2012

Pig Earth featured artist on Lincoln City Radio 9pm - 10pm Don't miss it!!

 

Thursday March 23rd 2012

Bergersen String Quartet recording session with Clement Marfo

 

Friday 18th March 2012

 Pig Earth live BBC Radio Cambridge 9:15pm 

 

Thursday 22nd March 

Session recording for Strongroom Studios, Bergersen String Quartet

 

Friday 2nd March 2012

Filming on Downton Abbey

 

Sunday 26th February 2012

Performing with PIG EARTH at Wembley Arena 3pm. Supporting Reba Mcentire and Lonestar

 

Saturday 18th February 2012

Filming Downton Abbey  -  as "Fiddle player" 

 

Sunday 5th February 2012 

Southern Country 33rd Anniversary Show - with PIG EARTH

Lakeside - Wharf Road, Frimley Green, Surrey, GU16 6PT

NB. Pig Earth performing from 1pm until 2pm

 

Sunday 8th January 2012

"MUSIC IN THE CHURCH" SIDLESHAM WITH SIMON HOWAT (PIANO)

works by Martinu, Brahms, Beethoven and Piazzolla

NB. Concert starts at 6:30pm,  St.Mary's Church, West Sussex, PO20 7RE

 

15th / 16th / 20th November 2011

Bergersen String Quartet - Spectrum Music Festival XXI 

Conway Hall, London

 

Thursday  20th October 2011

Alan Titchmarsh show ITV, 3pm with Katherine Jenkins

 

Sunday 8th May 2011

Bergersen String Quartet performs as part of the Reverberations  / Steve Reich weekend at the Barbican, London

 

Monday 27th December 2010

CULTURAL BREAKS (Private Function)WITH ELIZABETH ROSSITER (PIANO)

Works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Elgar

 

Saturday 14th May 2010

Performances for the Child Bereavement Trust, Bledlow Ridge, Bucks