10 years of an orchestra like no other – concert #2
Tue, Feb. 7th 2023 – 20h00 – Geneva, Victoria Hall
Conductor: Antoine Marguier
Soloist: Miloš Karadaglić, guitar
J. C. Arriaga – Los esclavos felices, ouverture
J. Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
N. Rimski-Korsakov – Capriccio espagnol
A. Piazzolla – Tangazo
A. Márquez – Danzon No. 2
The Orchestre des Nations concludes its 10th anniversary celebration with Miloš Karadaglić and looks to the future
On February 7, 2023, the Orchestre des Nations (ODN) will conclude its 10th anniversary, which began on September 2, 2022 at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. Following our previous honor guest, Roberto Benzi, the ODN will share the stage with world-renowned classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić. The concert will take place at the Victoria Hall at 8 pm and will feature a musical program comprised of festive, Latin influences.
In order to conclude a year of festivities and to look to the future of the ODN, Miloš Karadaglić has chosen to perform Concierto de Aranjuez, composed in 1939 by Joaquin Rodrigo. “From there, we prepared a dazzling program that might allow us to turn to other horizons, as well as allowing some of our musicians to play tunes in touch with their Latin background,” Antoine Marguier, founder and conductor of the ODN, explains. “I met Miloš in 2012 in Thailand, when I was conducting the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. He was already a well-known soloist by then, since the 2011 release of his debut album, “Mediterraneo” (Deutsche Grammophon), which propelled him to the forefront of the international classical scene, so much so that the BBC included him on their list of the six best classical guitarists of the last century!”
Miloš Karadaglić has performed as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras and has garnered numerous awards during his tours. In June 2022, he explored repertoires straddling classical and pop music to a packed Royal Albert Hall, covering compositions by Bach and the Beatles.” This is an exercise of which Miloš Karadaglić is particularly fond and which has earned him praise from critics worldwide. “Miloš embodies a form of democratization of classical music. He is a great artist with whom we instantly connected artistically. He is benevolent, generous, sincere, he plays above all for his audience and seeks to trigger a wide range of emotions.”
MILOŠ is one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitarists. His career began its meteoric rise in 2011, with the release of his international best-selling Deutsche Grammophon debut album ‘Mediterraneo’. Since then, he has earned legions of fans, awards, and acclaim around the world through his extensive touring, six chart topping recordings and television appearances.
Now exclusive to SONY Classical, MILOŠ is committed to expanding the repertoire for the classical guitar through commissioning of new works. His latest release ‘The Moon and the Forest’ features two world premiere concertos, by Howard Shore and Joby Talbot. His new solo album is due for a released in 2023 and will explore the theme of baroque and its guitar repertoire treasures.
Over the past decade, the instrument’s popularity has exploded thanks to MILOŠ’ pioneering approach. Aspiring guitarists can even learn from him through Schott’s Play Guitar with Miloš series. In 2016 BBC Music Magazine included him in their list of “Six of the Best Classical Guitarists of the past century”.
MILOŠ has appeared as a soloist with some of the world’s greatest orchestras: London and LA Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Santa Cecilia Rome, NHK Tokyo. His sold-out solo recital in the round of the Royal Albert Hall was lauded by the critics and caused worldwide sensation. He returned to the hall post-pandemic in June 2022 to a full capacity audience.
Other recent and forthcoming highlights include Verbier Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, recitals in New York, London, Washington DC, concertos with Atlanta and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal, The Hallé Orchestra, Graz and London Philharmonic, as well as tours in Australia, Europe and the US. This year he will also make his concerto debut in Paris with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, playing Howard Shore’s concerto ‘The Forest’.
A passionate advocate for music education, MILOŠ is an active patron of numerous charities supporting young musicians in the UK and abroad.
Born in Montenegro in 1983, he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music at the age of 17. He continues to live and work in London, while keeping close ties to his homeland. He performs on a 2017 Greg Smallman guitar.
We express our deep gratitude to the organizations and individuals (including all those who preferred to remain anonymous) whose generous support made this concert possible.