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Milos Karadaglic
Born in Montenegro in 1983, Milos Karadaglic has won world acclaim for his gifted playing style and a repertoire that crosses borders, genres and musical tastes. A classically trained musician, Milos combines technical mastery with an expressive playing style and an ability to move easily between genres as varied as tango and samba.
His virtuosity and charisma have led to a revival in the classical guitar repertoire, which he has introduced to an extremely wide audience, including many young listeners. He has recorded two albums on Deutsche Grammophon, Mediterraneo in 2011, Latino in 2012 and Aranjuez (February 2014), providing proof - if proof were needed - of his remarkable talent. This profile reveals some of the musicians who have inspired him, as described by Milos himself in an exclusive interview given for "Culture(s) with Vivendi".

Meeting Milos

Milos gave this interview in July 2012 when he was in Paris to give a concert of works from his album, Latino, in which he reveals the influences that have inspired his art.


You can also watch Milos' account on his career as a musician in the Creative Jobs section.

Milos in a few words

Born in Montenegro in 1983, Milos Karadaglic started playing the guitar at the age of eight. His fascination with this instrument is the product of pure chance. Following his first experience with an old guitar hidden away at the bottom of a wardrobe in his parents' bedroom, his "Eureka" moment came when he heard a recording of the guitarist Andrès Segovia playing "Asturias", written by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz.

Milos began performing at the age of 14 and his talent soon earned him national recognition. At 16, he was awarded a grant by the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where he studied with the guitarist Michael Lewin. He was awarded a degree with first class honours in 2004 before embarking on a Master's degree in performance. Since then, he has given countless concerts and received numerous awards: in 2005 he was honoured with the Julian Bream Prize, presented by the great guitarist himself, and he was the first guitarist to be made a Meaker Junior Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music.

After signing with Deutsche Grammophon in 2011, he released the album Mediterraneo, a tribute to the Mediterranean composers who had fired his imagination, as he explains in this interview. Carried along by the success of this first album, in 2011 Milos was named "Young Artist of the Year" by Gramophone, which each year awards the equivalent of the Oscars for classical music. His second album,Latino, an exploration of Latin American works, came out in 2012. Find out more from the trailer of the album.

Milos continued exploring Spanish music with his third album Aranjuez (Mercury Classics/Deutsche Grammophon 2014) . Accompanied by the London Philarmonic Orchestra, the artist replays some guitar classics, in the album, such as the “Concierto de Aranjuez” by the Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo and pieces by Manuel de Falla and Fernando Sor.

In January 2015, after exploring the classical repertoire the guitar wunderkind is taking a new turn with an album of covers of the Beatles. Anxious to get the specific sound of the band, Milos recorded his new album in the famous Abbey Road Studios with their original mikes. For these innovative reinterprations of the Beatles' standards he mixed pop, jazz and world music singing with Gregory Porter, Tori Amos or Anoushka Shankar.

 "Let it Be" (Beatles cover) ft. Gregory Porter

" Blackbird" ( Beatles cover)

 "Michelle" - for

Crédit : © Robert Schultze/Mat Hennek/DG 
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