MILOŠ : From Bach to the Beatles

Last November the Brussels Philharmonic was in town as part of an extensive UK tour. The soloist who played Rodrigo's evergreen Concierto de Aranjuez was a guitarist who's arguably assumed the mantle of John Williams: an ambassador for the guitar combining incontestable musical sensitivity with an easy-going populist approachability.  

And, like Nigel Kennedy, MILOŠ is an artist who only needs to use half his name: Google "Milos" and the young Montenegrin tops the search results. 

It's the name that stares down from posters and dominated the cover of his most recent disc, a journey through the music of Spain woven around the Rodrigo "Aranjuez" conducted by Yannick Nezet-Seguin – a CD that scaled the heights of the classical charts within a week of being released.  

MILOŠ might have left Nicola Benedetti and Lang Lang standing when it came to last year's CBC Music Best-Dressed Classical Musician of the Year, and has even designed a watch, but make no mistake, the music is what counts – whether it's a daunting solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall, a set of three concerts at this summer's Verbier Festival or playing Deutsche Grammophon's legendary Yellow Lounge club nights. 

Shortly after his Colston Hall date, MILOŠ was back in the city to give a schools' masterclass organised by Bristol Plays Music. 

For his Bristol Proms debut, From Bach To The Beatles does exactly what it says on the tin.  

The Bach is a transcription of the mighty Chaconne from the D minor partita for solo violin, and, via a Latino-Spanish detour including The Girl From Ipanema, he reaches newly-commissioned arrangements of Beatles' classics.  

Plectrum perfection!  

Friday, July 31. posted at Bristol Old Vic. Click here to read the original article.