Milos becomes President of Alumni
The Academy’s Alumni Network has welcomed Milos Karadaglic as its President of Alumni. Milos succeeds conducting alumnus Edward Gardner, Chief Conductor of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, who is also Sir Charles Mackerras Chair of Conducting at the Academy.
Since graduating ten years ago Milos has established himself as one of the Academy’s most-loved alumni. An international artist with IMG/Deutsche Grammophon, Milos’s recordings and live performances have been acclaimed around the world. Milos takes a very active role as ambassador for the Academy and regularly talks about his studies here in interviews, as well as about the scholarship which enabled him to travel from Montenegro for his undergraduate degree at the Academy.
‘I came to the Academy as a naïve child, and I had these ideas about music and how I wanted to sound, but I needed somebody to steer it. Michael was incredible because he never stopped me from expressing myself the way I wanted to, but he always helped me express myself better’, he said in an interview for the Daily Telegraph a few years ago.
The Academy’s Alumni Network exists to keep the Royal Academy of Music present in the minds and lives of its Alumni. It provides a wide-ranging professional support service and social network for both leaving students and all alumni. Everyone who has studied at the Academy for one academic year or more is automatically part of the Alumni Network, which does not charge any fees for membership.
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