Montenegrin guitar star Miloš. Plus the 25 top European summer festivals worth travelling for.
Miloš Karadaglić has conquered hearts, charts and halls with his Australian-made instrument, but he’s more than just a poster boy for the guitar. We meet the young Montenegrin star and find out first-hand what’s so compelling about the 21st century’s new guitar hero.
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The Limelight Classical Chart
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