Edin Karamazov Guitar | Lute

Edin Karamazov I Classical Guitar & Lute

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 Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Konzerthaus, Konzerthaus Vienna, Herkulessaal Munich as well as at festivals such as  Bachfest Leipzig, Schleswig-Holstein, Rheingau, Mosel, Lower Saxony, Istanbul Bach, Espinho, Bach Swidnica among others.

Edin Karamazov plays several plucked instruments of various cultures and epoches and remains committed to exploring the use of lutes in modern music and contemporary improvisational contexts. In addition to his solo career he enjoys collaborating with singers and instrumentalists as Andreas Scholl, Nuria Rial and Dorothee Oberlinger in different styles and backgrounds.

Upcoming invitations include solo recitals in Latvia and Lithuania, duo performances with Andreas Scholl in Prague, Dorothee Oberlinger in Bolzano, Frankfurt und Lübeck, Pavel Steidl in Amsterdam Concertgebouw among others.

His extensive discography includes the CDs Come heavy sleep with works by Britten and Bach (alpha records), XXI (Contemporary Music for Solo Lute) (Lumaudis), The Lute is a Song (including arias with Andreas Scholl. Renée Fleming and Sting) (Decca), Songs From the Labyrinth with Sting (Deutsche Grammophon), Wayfaring Stranger – Folksongs as well as A Musical Banquet (Lutesongs) with Andreas Scholl (Decca), Reminiscences for guitar and string quartet, Mosaiques for guitar and violin with Stefan Milenkovich (Lumaudis) as well as Seance for guitar, lute and violoncello with Boris Andrianov (Lumaudis).

Aparte has released the album Canciones with Andreas Scholl encompassing music by J.S. Bach and Leo Brouwer as well as an album for two guitars with Mozart, Haydn and Schubert together with Pavel Steidl. Sony Classical/deutsche harmonia mundi published the highly acclaimed album Bach: Dialogues with  Dorothee Oberlinger. Coviello Classics has released A Spanish journey with Nuria Rial in 2020, Croatia Records the album Lacrimae for voice, guitar and lute with Bozo Vreco.

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.

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Edin Karamazov & Andreas Scholl in Prague

Edin Karamazov is performing a duo recital with Andreas Scholl in Prague on 16 January 2024 in Prag zu erleben with music by John Dowland, G.F. Händel, Thomas Campion etc.

Edin Karamazov in Riga and Paliesius

Edin Karamazov performs guitar&lute recitals in Riga, Dobele (Latvia), Paliesius (Lithuania) on 11, 12 and 14 October 2023 presenting music by J.S. Bach, Sor, Mignone and Brouwer.


Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov in Mainz and Heppenheim

Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov perform in Heppenheim on 30 September and Mainz on 1 Oktober 2022 the programme J.S. Bach Dialoge.


Edin Karamazov at Silesia Sonans Festival

Edin Karamazov appears with Andreas Scholl in Georgsmarienhütte on 14 September and at Silesia Sonans Festival in Jelenia Gora on 16 September. The programme features duo and solo pieces by Dowland, Campion, Johnson, Brouwer and J.S. Bach.

Edin Karamazov & Andreas Scholl in Espinho and Ossiach

Edin Karamazov and Andreas Scholl perform two concerts at Festival Internacional de Music de Espinho, Portugal on 22 July and Carinthischer Sommer in Ossiach on 26 July with songs by John Dowland and Leo Brouwer for countertenor and lute.

Edin Karamazov & Nuria Rial in Salamanca

Nuria Rial and Edin Karamazov perform the programme Spanish journey with music by Granados, Sor, Palomo, Albeniz und de Falla in Salamanca on 16 May.

Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov at Festival Alte Musik Knechtsteden

Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov perform their celebrated programme Bach a due at Festival Alte Musik in Knechtsteden on 19 September.

Edin Karamazov: New album with Andreas Scholl

The label Aparté has released a new album Canciones by Edin Karamazov and Andreas Scholl with folk songs among others by Leo Brouwer and J.S. Bach: https://www.apartemusic.com/albums/bach-brouwer-canciones/


Dorothee Oberlinger & Edin Karamazov on tour

Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamazov perform the programme Bach a due

in Berlin on 6 October, 22:00 (CET) at RBB (video <link www.rbb24.de/kultur/&gt;https://www.rbb24.de/kultur/</link> available from 8 October) and in Bayreuth on 8 October at Markgräfliches Opernhaus


Edin Karamazov plays Bach

Experience a video of Edin Karamazov with Bach's Chaconne for guitar:

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Edin Karamazov: portrait in France Musique

Radio France broadcasts a portrait of Edin Karamazov on 20 June, 12:30-13:00 in France Musique: <link https: www.francemusique.fr programmes _blank>


Edin Karamazov & Dorothee Oberlinger in Glarus and Ravensburg

Dorothee Oberlinger and Edin Karamasov perform music by J.S. Bach for recorder and lute in Glarus on 3 January and in Ravensburg on 12 January.



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J.S. Bach/Edin Karamazov: Suites No. 1-6 for violoncello on 6 different guitars

J.S. Bach/Edin Karamazov: Suite No. 4 for violoncello (BWV 1010)
Leo Brouwer: El Decamerón Negro
Fernando Sor (1778-1839): Variations sur un air favori de Mozart op. 9
Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885-1944): Tres Valsas
J.S. Bach/Edin Karamazov: Ciaccona from Partita No. 2 for violin (BWV 1004)
Lute soloGiovanni Zamboni (1650-?): Sonata No. 9
Alessandro Piccinini (1566-1638): Intavolatura di Liuto (1623)
Giovanni Zamboni: Sonata No. 1
J.S. Bach/Edin Karamazov: Suite No. 1 for violoncello G Major BWV 1007
J.S. Bach/Edin Karamazov: Suite No. 4 for violoncello E flat Major BWV 1010
Bach a due with Dorothee Oberlinger, recorderSuite D minor BWV 997 for recorder and B.c.
Suite for violoncello solo No. 1 BWV 1007 (arrangement for lute solo)
Sonata G minor BWV 1034 for recorder and B.c.
Sonata F minor BWV 1035 for recorder and B.c.
"Solo pour la flute traversière" C minor BWV 1013 for recorder solo
J.S. Bach/Alessandro Marcello: Oboe concerto D minor BWV 974
A Spanish journey with Nuria Rial, sopranoEnrique Granados: Tonadillas en estilo Antiguo
Fernando Sor: Variations op. 9 (guitar solo)
Lorenzo Palomo: Cinco Canciones Sefardies (Five Sephardic Songs)
Isaac Albeniz: Mallorca & Torre Bermeja (guitar solo)
Manuel de Falla: Siete canciones populares Espanolas (Seven Spanish Songs)
Guitar Duo with Pavel SteidlMusic by Fernando Sor, Haydn, Johann Kaspar Mertz, Schubert
Hommage to Bill Evans with Benjamin Schmid, violin and others



Andreas Scholl (countertenor)
Edin Karamazov (lute)
Aparté (2021)

Dialoge: J.S. Bach Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder)
Edin Karamazov (lute)
Sony Classical/deutsche harmonia mundi (2021)
Con guitarra

Nuria Rial (soprano)
Edin Karamazov (guitar)
Works by de Falla, Granados and Palomo
Coviello Classics (2020)

The Lute is a Song

Edin Karamazov (solo), Andreas Scholl, Renée Fleming, Sting
Decca (2008)

Songs from the Labyrinth Edin Karamazov (solo), Sting
Music by John Dowland
Deutsche Grammophon (2006)
Come heavy sleep Music by J.S. Bach & Benjamin Britten
alpha records (2004)