Miloš Karadaglić, already hailed by fans and critics for his brilliant technique and transcendent musicality, is well on his way to joining the ranks of Segovia, Bream and John Williams. As the “new hero of classical guitar” (npr Music), 28-year-old Karadaglić is already in great demand across Europe and the USA. At his Carnegie Hall debut (in October, 2011) he performed to a sold out Weill Recital Hall.
“Listening to the debut album by guitarist Miloš Karadaglić, you find yourself wondering where on earth the classical guitar has been lately…it’s as if Karadaglić is shining a brilliant light on the entire heritage of his instrument.” The Telegraph
Suite in C minor, BWV 997, for lute
Heitor Villa Lobos
Agustín Pío Barrios (also known as Agustín Barrios Mangoré)
Un Sueno en la floresta
Koyunbaba, Op. 19
One of the biggest-selling classical discs of 2011, Miloš’s debut album for Deutsche Grammophon topped the classical charts around the world and sold over 100,000 copies in less than six months. At the 2011 Gramophone Awards ceremony he won both the Young Artist of the Year and Specialist Classical Chart awards. His much-anticipated second album will be released in June 2012.
Miloš’s appearances in 2012 include recitals at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, performances in Washington, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Istanbul, and major tours of Australia and the UK. 2011 saw his Carnegie Hall debut and a tour of Germany including recitals in Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
Other previous engagements have included his debut at the Lucerne Festival, concerto performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra, and appearances at the Cheltenham Festival and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.
Miloš has also enjoyed great success outside of the traditional concert hall with performances at the Camden Roundhouse for the iTunes Festival, Limelight at the 100 Club, and Deutsche Grammophon’s Yellow Lounge club nights in Berlin, Amsterdam and London.
Born in Montenegro in 1983, Miloš Karadaglić grew up against the background of the Balkan civil war. He began learning the guitar at the age of 8 and quickly rose to national prominence before winning a scholarship to London’s Royal Academy of Music aged 16. He has been the recipient of many prizes, including the Julian Bream Prize, the Prince’s Prize, and the Ivor Mariants Guitar Award. He is a Patron of the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians and the charity Awards for Young Musicians.
Miloš uses D’Addario J 46 strings and a 2007 guitar by Greg Smallman, kindly lent to him by Paul and Jenny Gillham.