‘Guitar god’ Milos plays for mortals

Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic
Classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic

Bradfield Festival has scored a coup in bringing a musician who has been described as “a classical guitar god” to the event this weekend.

Milos Karadaglic, who was deified by The Times, became a hot property in the classical music world when his debut album Mediterraneo topped the classical charts around the world in 2011.

In 2012, he was named Classic BRIT MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year for his second release, Latino.

His new album, Aranjuez, most of which is a beautiful performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, has also stormed the classical charts.

He said: “Aranjuez is something I always dreamed of recording and I felt I had to do that in order to do some different new music as well. It was a really good project.”

Milos is appearing with classical accordionist Ksenija Siderova when he plays St Nicholas Church in High Bradfield on Saturday night.

Milos said: “It’s an interesting combination of accordion and guitar. We are very close friends and also musically. The audience is going to enjoy something very different.”

He and Ksenija met when they studied together at the Royal Academy in London. Milos is originally from Montenegro but has been based in London for 13 years.

He said: “I’ll be performing Bach and Fiala. There are some really good pieces from my latest album and there also will be two works from contemporary composers. We will also play Argentinian tangos.

“There is going to be such a rainbow of different sounds and different influences. it will be really, really quite unusual and quite special.

“That’s why I love playing with her. Those two instruments show the variety and spectrum of the music we can play together.”

The festival runs until June 28. To book, call 0114 234 1209 or 0114 285 1473. Details: http://bradfieldfestivalofmusic.co.uk/