Guitar News Aug 18 2010
Deutsche Grammophon Signs Classical Guitarist Miloš Karadaglic
In an anemic classical music recording industry, its pretty big news that Mr Karadaglic has been signed by one of the most prominent labels in the biz. For guitarists as a whole this is great news but especially for Miloš. I had the pleasure of studying alongside Miloš at the Royal Academy in London back in 2003 and I can not think of a more dedicated and sincere musician to become a banner bearer for our clan! Bravo Miloš!
Here is the original release:
Deutsche Grammophon is delighted to announce the signing of an exclusive recording-agreement with guitar virtuoso Miloš Karadaglic.
This young classical guitarist is preparing his début album for release in spring 2011.
Michael Lang, President, Deutsche Grammophon, said, “We’re thrilled to work with Miloš – he’s a terrific talent, an engaging personality – and we know the time is now to re-establish the classical guitar in the world of music. Miloš is the one.”
The début album by Miloš will pay tribute to the guitarist’s own Mediterranean roots. Featuring music from his Montenegro homeland and from the Balkans and Spain, and by composers such as Granados, Domeniconi and Albéniz, the recording will explore the Euro-Arabian world that his instrument has come from.
Born in Montenegro in 1983, Miloš has already established himself as one of today’s most gifted guitar virtuosos. He began playing the guitar at the age of eight, and quickly won national recognition for his performances. At sixteen, he was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music where, after graduating with First Class Honors, he went on to complete a Masters degree in Performance.
Miloš said of his signing: “Deutsche Grammophon is a home to many of my musical idols. When I was a child, I remember listening to the great guitarist, Andrés Segovia, and dreaming that one day I, too, might have such a career. Now it is becoming a reality and my dreams are being fulfilled more quickly than I could possibly have imagined. I am honored and excited to begin my collaboration with this fantastic label and hope, through my playing, that I will bring the guitar to a new generation of listeners.”
Musescore – Free music composition and notation software
Of interest to all musicians is a notation program called Musescore. Using a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) style editor this user friendly piece of software could be a great alternative to the complex and pricey Sibelius and Finale. If any guitarists out there have experience with this software please let us know what you think!
More Competition Winners
Srdjan Bulat has won the 11th Julian Arcas competition in Almeria (Spain) and in doing so has received a handsome ten thousand euros, a recording contract, guitar by Juan Miguel Gonzalez and several concerts. Not too shabby
Rafael Aguirre Minarro was awarded first prize at the Koblenz International Guitar Competition in Germany followed by Andras Csaki in second place.
See press release from Koblenz