Royal Albert Hall and IMG Artists present: MILOŠ
15 May, 2012
Royal Albert Hall and IMG Artists present:
MILOŠ – Tuesday 25 September 2012, Royal Albert Hall
Award-winning guitarist Miloš Karadaglić performs in the round at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 25 September. Winner of a host of awards, Miloš presents an evening of virtuoso guitar classics infused with the rhythms of tango and samba from his hotly-anticipated new album Latino.
Described as ‘a remarkable musician’, Miloš Karadaglić has risen to national prominence over recent years following a string of awards and critically acclaimed performances. Born in Montenegro in 1983, Miloš Karadaglić grew up against the background of the Balkan civil war. He began learning the guitar at the age of 8, rising to national prominence before winning a scholarship to London’s Royal Academy of Music aged 16. He has been the recipient of many prizes, including the Julian Bream Prize, the Prince’s Prize, and the Ivor Mariants Guitar Award. He is a Patron of the Mayor of London’s Fund for Young Musicians and the charity Awards for Young Musicians.
2011 saw Miloš release one of the biggest-selling classical discs of the year as his debut album sold over 100,000 copies in less than 6 months, topping classical charts around the world. He was awarded the Young Artist of the Year and Specialist Classical Chart awards at the Gramophone Awards in a year that also saw him celebrate his debut at Carnegie Hall.
Following performances at London’s Roundhouse as part of the iTunes festival, Limelight at the 100 Club and Deutsche Grammophon’s Yellow Lounge club nights, as well as a sold-out recital in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room earlier this year, Miloš has enjoyed great success outside of the traditional concert hall.
This concert is presented by the Royal Albert Hall and IMG Artists as part of the Hall’s Albert Sessions, an initiative that enables artists who have not previously headlined at the Hall the chance to showcase their talent on the main stage. In addition, as part of the Albert Sessions, Miloš will support the Royal Albert Hall’s Education department with a series of educational initiatives around the concert as part of the Hall’s extensive public benefit remit.
Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Hall, said “We are delighted to welcome Miloš for his virtuoso performance on the world’s most famous stage. By enabling artists such as Miloš to play the venue’s main stage, having performed so successfully in the Hall’s Elgar Room earlier this year, we continue to celebrate the Hall’s status as an eclectic and inclusive venue, accessible to fans of every musical persuasion”.
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For more information about Miloš’s concert or the Albert Sessions, please contact Jessica Silvester – 020 7959 0510 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MILOŠ at the Royal Albert Hall, Tuesday 25 September, 7.45pm
Tickets: £12.50- £35 (plus booking fee) - on sale now
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Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is the world’s most famous stage. Its breathtaking auditorium hosts over 370 shows a year by the world’s greatest artists. The magical atmosphere combined with inspired artists creates legendary events.
Opened in 1871 as part of Prince Albert’s vision for a centre for the Arts and Sciences, the Hall is a registered charity which operates without public funding, remaining true to his founding ambitions within a modern context. Extending the brand with over 120 events outside the auditorium, the Hall has broadened its appeal to younger, diverse audiences whilst still engaging its existing customers.
The Hall also offers the Elgar Room, a state-of-the-art small-scale performance space which hosts performances of classical music, jazz and world music, comedy, dance and hush, a series of gigs for just signed bands throughout the year. In the main auditorium, it offers the Albert Sessions, an initiative that encourages up and coming bands to play at the Hall by offering reduced rental fees to promoters and lower ticket prices to encourage younger audiences to visit the Hall. It also works extensively with schools and young people through its Education programme, reaching over 30,000 participants each year as part of its extensive public benefit remit.
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