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Edin Karamazov

About this Artist

EDIN KARAMAZOV's thrilling virtuoso performances on the lute and guitar have garnered rave reviews and unprecedented critical acclaim in America and Europe. As a soloist he has performed and recorded with leading international early music ensembles and artists including the Hilliard Ensemble, Hesperion XX, Mala Punica, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and Andreas Scholl. A consummate interpreter and master technician on numerous early and contemporary stringed instruments and outstanding recital artist, Edin Karamazov has appeared at the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, and the Konzerthaus Wien, among many others.

Protegé of Sergiu Celibidache, Edin Karamazov began his musical career with the classical guitar and was awarded first prizes at four guitar competitions. He continued his studies of the Baroque lute with Hopkinson Smith at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Edin Karamazov plays several plucked instruments of various cultures and epochs and remains committed to exploring the use of lutes in modern music and contemporary improvisational contexts. In addition to his solo career he enjoys accompanying singers in different styles and backgrounds.