Violinist Luka Faulisi and guitarist MILOŠ will dazzle the audience at Classic FM Live on 16 October at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Myleene Klass, the concert celebrates the Classic FM Hall of Fame – the popular annual classical music chart chosen by listeners. MILOŠ will also be interviewed on Classic FM’s acclaimed Moira Stuart Meets series (16 October, 9-10 PM UK time). Luka and MILOŠ will each perform with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Jamie Phillips, followed by a lights and fireworks finale.
With “a million-dollar sound” (Pinchas Zukerman), twenty-one-year-old Luka Faulisi is one of the most promising violinists of his generation. Having started to play the violin at the age of three, Luka was a student of Boris Belkin at the Conservatorium Maastricht in the Netherlands.
Luka’s recent and forthcoming highlights include major debuts including Finland with Oulu Symphony; France with debuts at the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and Orchestre National d’Île-de-France and recitals at Salle Colonne and Festival du Salon de Provence; Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta; Italy with the Orchestra Filharmonica di Torino Macao with the Macao Orchestra; North Macedonian debut with FAME’S European Orchestral Performing Institute; Poland with the Szczecin Philharmonic; Serbia with the Radio Television Serbia Symphony Orchestra at the Kolarac Hall in Belgrade.
Luka’s debut recital album Aria, recorded with the pianist Itamar Golan, was released by SONY Classical in Spring 2023.
MILOŠ is one of the world’s most celebrated classical guitarists. On 13 October, he launched a new era as an exclusive SONY Classical recording artist with Baroque. He is committed to expanding the repertoire for the classical guitar, and his new album presents a carefully curated selection of baroque works especially transcribed and arranged for the guitar, both solo and in collaboration with Jonathan Cohen and his ensemble Arcangelo.
MILOŠ’ recent and forthcoming highlights include debuts with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Alain Altinoglu for the annual Europe Open Air concert, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Korean National Symphony; return performances with the Atlanta and Detroit Symphonies, Orchestre Métropolitain in Montreal, Hallé Orchestra, Graz and London Philharmonics; extensive tours across the UK, US and Australia, as well as recitals in Munich, London, Hong Kong and the Verbier, Caramoor, Gstaad and Schleswig Holstein Music festivals.
Photo credits: Luka Faulisi – Patrick Fouque; MILOŠ – Christoph Köstlin