World-renowned classical guitarist MILOŠ has announced his return to the world stage with a major new album and UK-wide tour, three years after suffering a devastating hand injury.
Described by the Sunday Times as “The hottest guitarist in the world”, Miloš’ fourth studio album, Sound of Silence, will be released on Friday 13th September on Decca Classics, with the title track available from tomorrow [Friday 28th June].
In support of the album, Miloš will tour the UK with his ‘Voice of the Guitar’ programme from September – October 2019 (see full list of dates below), with an intimate set-list inspired by his journey back to full health. He will be joined by members of the 12 Ensemble for a programme showcasing the diversity of the guitar through Spanish classics, Latin American rhythms, baroque dances and popular arrangements.
Milos says: “This tour and the album are a very personal scrapbook of music that will always have a special meaning to me – from Bach to the Beatles, Granados to Portishead, Piazzolla to Radiohead. After a serious injury and a burnout that almost meant the end of my career in music, this programme aims to be a musical reflection on this perhaps most important time in my life so far. The Voice of the Guitar showcases my greatest musical influences and the music I love above all else.”
Classic BRIT Award-winner Miloš is the world’s best-known classical guitarist. Born in Montenegro during the Balkan wars, he moved to London at the age of 17 to study at the Royal Academy of Music. His first three album releases achieved major chart successes around the globe and in 2012 he gave the first ever solo guitar recital at the Royal Albert Hall in London. His most recent album, Blackbird – The Beatles Album, included star-studded duets with Gregory Porter, Tori Amos, Steven Isserlis and Anoushka Shankar, and was received with unanimous acclaim.
The Voice of the Guitar – UK Tour:
- De Montfort Hall, Leicester – Saturday 21 Sep
- Wolverhampton Grand Theatre – Sunday 22 Sep
- Darlington Hippodrome – Tuesday 24 Sep
- Derngate, Northampton – Wednesday 25 Sep
- Fairfield Halls, Croydon – Wednesday 02 Oct
- The Apex, Bury St Edmunds – Thursday 3 Oct
- Capitol Theatre, Horsham – Saturday 5 Oct
- Cliffs Pavilion Palace Theatre, Southend – Sunday 6 Oct
- The Orchard Theatre, Dartford – Monday 7 Oct
- The Concorde, Eastleigh – Thursday 10 Oct
- The Lighthouse, Poole – Friday 11 Oct
Further UK tour dates:
- Sheffield City Hall – 25 October
- St George’s Hall, Bradford – 26 October
- Usher Hall, Edinburgh – 27 October
- Middlesbrough Town Hall – 29 October
- Cadogan Hall, London – 30 October
- Warwick Arts Centre – 31 October
- G Live, Guildford – 1 November
- Leeds Town Hall – 2 November
- Theatre Royal Norwich – 3 November
- Birmingham Town Hall – 21 January 2020
- Wigmore Hall, London – 25 January