Miloš Karadaglić

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Miloš Karadaglić
Birth name Miloš Karadaglić
Born (1983-04-23) 23 April 1983 (age 31)[1]
SFR Yugoslavia
Genres Classical guitar
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 2011–present
Labels Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics
Notable instruments
2007 Greg Smallman guitar

Miloš Karadaglić (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Милош Карадаглић, born 1983) sometimes just his mononym Miloš is an award-winning classical guitarist and Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics recording artist from Montenegro.[2]

Biography[edit]

Karadaglić first started playing the guitar at the age of eight. By the time he was a teenager, the Yugoslav Wars were raging and, although Montenegro was spared from direct conflict, its citizens were isolated from the rest of Europe. Despite all obstacles, the 17 year-old Miloš successfully applied for a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music and moved to London, where he has continued to live while keeping close ties with his family and homeland.

Kara (dark) dağ (mountain) means Montenegro in Turkish. Karadaglić is the slavicized form of the Turkish surname (Karadağli) meaning Montenegrin.

Career[edit]

His debut album was Mediterráneo[3] which topped the classical charts around the world in 2011, and earned him both the prestigious Gramophone Young Artist of the Year[4] and Echo Klassik Newcomer of the Year awards.[5] In 2012, he was named Classic BRIT MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year[6] for his second release Latino.[7] Gramophone, reviewing the record, commented: "Karadaglić is a guitarist of superior musical and technical gifts who allows his personality to sing through the music with taste and intelligence". Geoffrey Norris of The Daily Telegraph said: "The playing is lithe, subtle of timbre and transcendentally beautiful."[8]

2012 was a breakthrough year on the concert stage for Miloš, with sold-out debut performances and tours in the UK, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. "Part of the reason Karadaglić has such a large following" commented The West Australian, "is his ability to straddle both hardcore classical and pop classical camps."[9] This was echoed by the London press following his celebrated Royal Albert Hall debut of which The Guardian commented: "More extraordinary by far, however, was the way a single guitarist, playing an intimate and understated set, and equipped with a single microphone and some clever lighting, could shrink the Hall's cavernous space into something so close."[10] The Independent concluded: “Defying its many critics to offer a dramatic and rounded evening of classical music, the guitar itself was the breakout star here – a sleight of hand that makes Karadaglić not only a magician, but a serious and accomplished musician”.

Miloš’ passion for the guitar is matched with an intuitive sense of how to bring the instrument across to his public – whether it be for an audience of 3000 in the Royal Albert Hall or an intimate chamber music performance for 100 people. He enjoys performing in the major concert halls as much as in non traditional venues such as New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, London’s Camden Roundhouse (iTunes Festival) and Deutsche Grammophon’s Yellow Lounge club nights in London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Seoul.

Miloš's 2013 schedule includes recital tours of UK, US, Germany and Japan as well as concerto performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. His schedule remains as challenging and exciting as ever; performances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, English Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Bangkok Symphony and NHK Symphony Orchestra (Japan) feature alongside recitals from Boston to Berkeley, Taipei to Turin and other appearances such as at the esteemed Verbier International Music Festival in Switzerland.

The success of Latino/Pasión has led to a new 2013 release entitled Latino GOLD featuring thirty minutes of newly recorded tracks from a wealth of Latin America-inspired music.

Miloš is a patron of the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians and the charity Awards for Young Musicians.[11]

Miloš uses D'Addario J46 strings and a 2007 guitar by Greg Smallman, kindly lent to him by Paul and Jenny Gillham.[12]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Credits Peak positions Certification
BEL
(Vl)

[13]
BEL
(Wa)

[14]
DEN
[15]
FR
[16]
NED
[17]
SWI
[18]
2011 Mediterráneo Miloš  –  –  – 29 99 45
2012 Latino Miloš 198 155  – 89  – 57
2014 Aranjuez Miloš Karadaglić /
London Philharmonic Orchestra /
Yannick Nézet-Séguin
36 102 15 55  – 41
Others
  • 2013: Latino GOLD

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Malta Independent. Retrieved 26 September 2014
  2. ^ Sweeting, Adam (24 Feb 2011). "Milos: Classical guitar has a new hero". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "MILOS KARADAGLIC, Mediterráneo". deutschegrammophon.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Young Artist of the Year: Miloš Karadaglić". Gramophone. 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  5. ^ "Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Miloš Karadaglić". Echo Klassik. 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Miloš Karadaglić". Classic BRIT. 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "MILOS KARADAGLIC, Latino". deutschegrammophon.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Geoffrey Norris (12 May 2011). "Miloš: the Guitar, CD review". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  9. ^ William Yeoman (15 November 2012). "Guitar hero raises tempo". The West Australian. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ The Guardian
  11. ^ "Deutsche Grammophon: Miloš Karadaglić". Deutsche Grammophon. 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Deutsche Grammophon Milos website". Milosguitar. 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Miloš Karadaglić discography". ultratop.be/nl/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Miloš Karadaglić discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Miloš Karadaglić discography". danishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Miloš Karadaglić discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  17. ^ "Miloš Karadaglić discography". dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Miloš Karadaglić discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 

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