AWARD-WINNING GUITARIST JOINS DECCA CLASSICS
Ahead of his eagerly-anticipated return to the BBC Proms tonight, guitarist MILOŠ announces his move to Decca Classics. He will continue his recording career with the label, following the success of his Beatles album ‘Blackbird’ which was released in 2016 on Mercury Classics/Deutsche Grammophon. His next recording for Decca Classics is expected to be released next year.
Miloš says, “I feel very at home with the Decca team and I can’t wait to get back into the studio and work with them in the future.”
Dr. Alexander Buhr says, “We are delighted to welcome Miloš to Decca. He is an incredibly gifted and elegant musician, with a burning passion for music and his instrument. I have known and worked with Miloš for a long time and I’m hugely looking forward to this new chapter of his career on Decca.”
As part of tonight’s Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, Miloš will give the world premiere of Joby Talbot’s guitar concerto ‘Ink Dark Moon’, which was composed especially for him. He’ll perform it with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alexander Vedernikov. Taking inspiration from Miloš’ Montenegrin heritage, Talbot’s typically rhythmic piece incorporates Balkan dances into its flow.
Miloš returned to the concert stage earlier this year with a performance at the BBC’s Biggest Weekend, where he enthralled the Coventry audience with a selection of guitar pieces including his rendition of ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles. Miloš also has a host of international dates lined up including the US, Canada, France, Germany and Singapore.
Born in Montenegro in 1983, Miloš 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.
Miloš came to international attention in 2011 with his debut album for Deutsche Grammophon. In the space of just a few months, ‘The Guitar/ Mediterráneo’ topped classical charts around the world, sold over 150,000 copies and won him Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year Award.
He released his second album ‘Latino’ in 2012 and went on to receive both Classic Brit and Echo Klassik awards. 2012 was also a breakthrough year on the concert stage with sold-out debut performances and tours in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.
In 2014, he released his album ‘Aranjuez’, recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. It was followed by ‘Blackbird – The Beatles Album’ in 2016.
Miloš has been the recipient of many national and international prizes, including the Julian Bream Prize. He is a passionate supporter of music education and acts as a Patron of the Mayor of London Fund for Young Musicians and the charity Awards for Young Musicians. He is passionate about bringing classical guitar to the widest possible audience.