About Miloš Karadaglić
Citing Segovia, Williams, and Bream as his main musical inspirations, guitarist Milo? Karadaglic? emerged in the early 2010s with a stated aim to reinvigorate broader interest in classical guitar. Noted for his impeccable technique as well as a lively repertoire, his albums have highlighted the works of South American composers (2012's Latino) and the tunes of the Beatles (2016's Blackbird), among other themed sets. Finding fame worldwide with his approach, and known simply as Milo?, the latter became his fourth straight album to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard Classical Albums chart.
Born in Montenegro in 1983, Karadaglic? started on the instrument at the age of eight, quickly moving from local public performances to earning national accolades as a boy. At 16, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he stayed after completing his degree.
Karadaglic? eventually signed with Deutsche Grammophon in 2010. Representing favorite Spanish composers as well as his Balkan roots, his first album, Mediterr?neo, followed in 2011. With only his first name appearing on the cover, it topped classical charts around the world. He returned a year later with Latino (aka Pasion), which showcased South American repertoire from the likes of Piazzolla and Villa-Lobos. The collection was repackaged in 2013 under the title Latino Gold, with additional material including "Besame Mucho" and "The Girl from Ipanema." His third official release, 2014's Aranjuez, focused on the works of Spanish composers Joaqu?n Rodrigo and Manuel de Falla. He deviated slightly from his background by covering a selection of Beatles classics on 2016's Blackbird: The Beatles Album. That year, he also took the position of President of Alumni at the Royal Academy of Music.
Around the time of Blackbird's release, Karadaglic? started experiencing pain and weakness in his hands. Ultimately, a period of rest was in order, and in 2019, he performed the world premiere of Howard Shore's guitar concerto, which was written for him. The concert took place in Ottawa, Canada that May. Four months later, Decca issued Milo?' Sound of Silence, which featured classical pieces alongside covers ranging from "Over the Rainbow" to the Magnetic Fields' "The Book of Love." ~ Marcy Donelson & Patsy Morita