Watch this interview and you'll see that Milos Karadaglic already has the composure, the confidence and the easy charm of a movie star, which may horrify classical music purists. But all you have to do is listen to him play to realize he's more than a poster boy for the classical guitar. He's smart, self-deprecating, funny, and a sensitive, gifted musician. His fingers are fast, and his intonation is perfect.
As Milos tells "Quick Hits" reporter Marco Werman, his discovery of his musical gift coincided with the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s. Those conflicts didn't engulf his native Montenegro as much as other parts of the region. But he still came to see music as a sanctuary and as a universal language, with the power to soothe, to excite, and to unite.