Just in: Classical guitar star Milos puts his career on ice

Just in: Classical guitar star Milos puts his career on ice


norman lebrecht

November 21, 2016

A message from the star guitarist Milos Karadaglić, mostly known as Milos:



Dear all
It saddens me deeply to need to write these lines. Performing is all I live for. There is nothing I love more than being on stage and sharing the gift of music. In two weeks’ time I was about to embark on the most exciting tour of my career. I’ve spent all these months preparing for it – just giving it my absolute best. And yet, despite all that, no matter how hard I tried, the physical condition I was suffering from in 2015 has most unfortunately returned.

My doctors have been very clear with me now – the kind of movement disorder I have is complex and uncompromising and it cannot resolve itself within a few weeks or months. Hence, I’ve been unanimously advised to withdraw from all concert engagements for at least this whole season and break the vicious cycle I have found myself in.

It is so incredibly hard for me to accept this, but sadly, I have no other choice but to comply. In the next year, while firmly on the quest to fully recover and play again, I am planning to focus my energy on other things that truly matter to me. I will continue to work with my chosen charities and education organisations and I will work with promising guitar students and guide them towards a fulfilling musical future.

I am adamant in my promise that I will be back on a stage near you, sooner than you think, stronger and better than ever before. However, for now, I can only say, once again, how desperately sorry I am for the disappointment that this news will bring in amongst so many of you.


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Milos, 33, is a Montenegran who trained in London and still lives there. He is a Deutsche Grammophon recording artist.



  • Brian says:

    Very sorry to hear this. He’s a really fine guitarist. Does anyone know what this movement disorder is? I wish him a quick recovery.

  • Marg says:

    I wish him a speedy recovery. It will be maddeningly slow, I am sure.

  • Mr Chris Batty says:

    Milos- So sorry to hear this, but your health is so important.
    I saw you play in Leicester, you were superb.
    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Best Wishes. Chris.

  • Kate says:

    How sad for you….I went to a podiatrist and have orthotics and took up yoga….made the world of difference. The luxury of swimming takes the pressure off my spine. I hope you get better soon as you have inspired me to start classical guitar again.