Miloš - March 16, 2017
fROM BACH TO THE BEATLES
MARCH 16, 2017 @ 7:30PM
St. Mark's Anglican Church
41 Byron Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
CANCELLED DUE TO ARTIST INJURY
It is with deep disappointment that we must announce the cancellation of Miloš Karadaglić’s “Bach to Beatles” recital on March 16, 2017. His upcoming world tour has been cancelled due to the recurrence of his hand injury. We wish Miloš a speedy recovery and hope to present him in the near future.
Please see the letter from Miloš below:
It saddens me deeply to need to write these lines. Performing is all I live for. There is nothing I love more than being on stage and sharing the gift of music.
In two weeks’ time I was about to embark on the most exciting tour of my career. I’ve spent all these months preparing for it – just giving it my absolute best. And yet, despite all that, no matter how hard I tried, the physical condition I was suffering from in 2015 has most unfortunately returned.
My doctors have been very clear with me now – the kind of movement disorder I have is complex and uncompromising and it cannot resolve itself within a few weeks or months. Hence, I’ve been unanimously advised to withdraw from all concert engagements for at least this whole season and break the vicious cycle I have found myself in. It is so incredibly hard for me to accept this, but sadly, I have no other choice but to comply.
In the next year, while firmly on the quest to fully recover and play again, I am planning to focus my energy on other things that truly matter to me. I will continue to work with my chosen charities and education organisations and I will work with promising guitar students and guide them towards a fulfilling musical future. I am adamant in my promise that I will be back on a stage near you, sooner than you think, stronger and better than ever before.
However, for now, I can only say, once again, how desperately sorry I am for the disappointment that this news will bring in amongst so many of you.
“One of the most exciting and communicative classical guitarists today”
-New York Times
Now firmly positioned as the leading classical guitarist of his generation, Miloš Karadaglić continues to top the record charts and delight audiences around the world. The Times said of his latest Beatles album, Blackbird: “It is so elegantly executed, and with such a plaintive quality, that it goes beyond … into something approaching art”.
Miloš’ first three releases on “The Yellow Label” achieved major chart successes around the globe and turned him into “classical music’s guitar hero” (BBC Music Magazine) overnight. His 2014 recording of Rodrigo’s concertos had Sunday Times calling him “The King of Aranjuez”. In January 2016, his fourth album, “Blackbird – The Beatles Album” was released to much acclaim. Recorded in the renowned Abbey Road Studio 2, it features classic Beatles songs performed in innovative new arrangements by Sérgio Assad and includes collaborations with the jazz legend Gregory Porter, pop singer Tori Amos, cellist Steven Isserlis and a sitar superstar Anoushka Shankar. On the departure from the core classical repertoire, Miloš said: “Recording this album opened a door into a very different reality. It felt as if I was exploring an alter ego I never knew I had”.
Born in Montenegro in 1983, Miloš first started playing the guitar at the age of 8. When he was 16 he successfully applied for a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music and moved to London where he continues to live while keeping close ties with his family and homeland. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2015. Miloš plays a 2007 Greg Smallman guitar, kindly lent to him by Paul and Jenny Gillham.