Karamazov is one of the day’s greatest players of his instrument. His virtuosic, colourful lute solos on this album are islands of delight.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung 14.10.2006
Edin Karamazov's thrilling virtuoso performances on the lute and guitar have garnered rave reviews and unprecedented critical acclaim in Europe and America. As a soloist he has performed and recorded with leading international early music ensembles and artists including the Hilliard Ensemble, Hesperion XX, Andreas Scholl as well as Sting. 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, Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Vienna, 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 Scola Cantorum Basiliensis.
His Decca discography includes the CDs A Musical Banquet and Wayfaring Stranger – both with Andreas Scholl. Other recordings include Come heavy sleep with works by Britten and Bach and Songs From the Labyrinth with Sting (Deutsche Grammophon).
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.