The Malta Independent 19 November 2018, Monday

60 Second Interview - Milos Karadaglic

Malta Independent Sunday, 27 May 2007, 00:00 Last update: about 5 years ago

Born in Montenegro in 1983, Milos Karadaglic started studying the guitar at the age of nine at a specialised music school in his home town, Podgorica. Very early in life, he was already giving gala performances in major concert halls, and on radio and TV. He graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Academy of Music, London, studying under Professor Michel Lewin and winning various prestigious scholarships. Milos Karadaglic has given many high profile recitals in Montenegro, the United Kingdom, France Italy and Germany. He has performed at London’s Wigmore Hall in October 2006 as a winner of the Massie Lewis Young Artist Platform. He was the first guitarist to play in the Grand Hall of the Montenegrin National Theatre. Milos has participated in master classes with leading names in the world of classical guitar including David Russell, Olivier Chassain, Shen Zhi and David Leisner.

Milos gave recitals in various other London venues, Edinburgh, Bristol’s Colston Hall, Paris, Italy and toured Serbia and Montenegro. He gave a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 In Tune programme in January this year, appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes in Montenegro. In January this year, he performed at the Purcell Room of the South Bank Centre, in the Park Lane Group’s New Year Series. His performance was enthusiastically received by the music critics.

Future performances include a solo recital in the Duke’s Hall in June, a concerto performance with the Haverhill Sinfonia in July, a summer tour of Montenegro, and various other recitals in the UK and abroad. He will be performing with mezzo-soprano Claire Massa next Friday 1 June at the medieval church of Santa Marija at Bir Miftuh.

How old are you? Star sign and date of birth?

I am 24, born on 23 April, 1983 under the star sign of Taurus.

What would you like to be doing in 10 years’ time?

I would love to have a major concert career and a choice of 100 concerts around the world.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A house on the sunny beach of Montenegro (or Malta); just the waves, thoughts and my guitar… However, “perfect happiness” sadly only exists for a couple of days…

What is your favourite

occupation?

My own.

Significant other?

Yes, a very special and significant “green eyes”.

What is your greatest fear?

My own weaknesses. Everything else is not worth the fear.

What is it that you most value in your friends?

Honesty and loyalty. There are only few friends like that.

How would you like to die?

I wouldn’t like to die…

What is your greatest extravagance?

I am known to be quite an extravagant person anyway, so don’t know where to start… My collection of suits? Maybe…

What is your greatest regret?

I have no regrets but one, and that one is a secret.

What is your most treasured possession?

My guitar.

Which talent would you most like to have apart from the ones you already have?

I would love to have the world’s greatest singing voice. That is so special…

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Human relationships…

Where would you like to live?

I love London. It sometimes needs more sunshine, but then for that I go home to

Montenegro.

What is your most marked characteristic?

A strong will and determination. They also say that I look OK.

Who are your heroes/

heroines in real life?

Martha Argerich and Angela Gheorghiu.

What is it that you most

dislike?

Lies.

What is your motto?

Mediocrity is a sin – we should always aim for the very best in life.

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