Verbier Festival
Verbier Festival 2017

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra 2018 Tour
and MS Europa Cruise from Dubai to Limassol
6 to 17 April 2018

Meet the artists of the Verbier Festival—including the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, renowned soloists from the Festival, Festival Founder and Director Martin T:son Engstroem, and special guest,  classical guitarist Miloš.

Miloš Karadaglić

Born in Montenegro in 1983, Miloš first started playing the guitar at the age of 8. When he was 16 he successfully applied for a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music and moved to London where he continues to live while keeping close ties with his family and homeland. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in 2015. Miloš plays a 2007 Greg Smallman guitar, kindly lent to him by Paul and Jenny Gillham.

Now firmly positioned as the leading classical guitarist of his generation, Miloš Karadaglić continues to top the record charts and delight audiences around the world. The Times said of his latest Beatles album, Blackbird: “It is so elegantly executed, and with such a plaintive quality, that it goes beyond … into something approaching art”.

The London press praised his celebrated Royal Albert Hall recital debut, The Guardian commenting: “More extraordinary by far, however, was the way a single guitarist, playing an intimate and understated set, and equipped with a single microphone and some clever lighting, could shrink the Hall’s cavernous space into something so close.” The Independent concluded: “Defying its many critics to offer a dramatic and rounded evening of classical music, the guitar itself was the breakout star here – a sleight of hand that makes Karadaglić not only a magician, but a serious and accomplished musician”.

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra on tour
Dubai, 4 April 2018

Classical music fans can look forward to an exceptional evening of some of the best music written by Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Schubert, Led by the charismatic Gábor Takács-Nagy, Music Director of the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra and guest soloist George Li, who is regarded as one of the world’s most talented and creative young pianists.

Programme for the evening:

Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D485

About Dubai Opera

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Article dans Le Temps à propos de Gábor Takács-Nagy et du Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Hong Kong and China Tour 2018

The Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra has landed in Hong Kong for their first concert on the 23rd of March at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
This is the first stop of 7 exclusive concerts in Hong Kong and China and marking the launch of Verbier Festival’s 25th anniversary celebrations.

Tour Schedule

2018.03.23Concert in Hong Kong
Hong Kong City Hall
Hong Kong Arts Festival
2018.03.24Concert in Guangzhou, Guangdong
Xinghai Concert Hall
2018.03.25Concert in Nanchang, Jiangxi
Jiangxi Arts Centre
2018.03.28Concert in Beijing
Tsinghua University
2018.03.29Concert in Beijing
Beijing Concert Hall
2018.03.31Concert in Xi’an, Shaanxi
Xi’an Concert Hall
2018.04.01Concert in Nanjing, Jiangsu Jiangsu Performing Arts Centre

Cello (A) + Piano + Violin


Programme 1 for Hong Kong:
MOZART Symphony No 35, K385 “Haffner”
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
SAINT-SAENS Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor
SCHUBERT Symphony No.5


Programme 2 for Guangzhou:
BACH violin concerto in E-Major
SAINT-SAENS piano concerto in G-Minor
SCHUBERT Symphony No.5


Programme 3 for Nanchang, Beijing concert hall, Xi’an
and Nanjing:
BACH violin concerto in E-Major
SAINT-SAENS piano concerto in G-Minor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2