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Predrag Gosta is quickly emerging as one of the most interesting and multi-faceted conductors of his generation. He is currently the artistic director of New Trinity Baroque, a widely-acclaimed and recorded orchestra in the United States that performs on period instruments; the general manager, artistic director and conductor of the New Belgrade Opera, Belgrade Baroque Academy and Belgrade Early Music Festival in Serbia; the  principal conductor of the Makris Symphony Orchestra (Belgrade, Serbia); principal guest conductor of the New Europe Symphony Orchestra in Sofia, Bulgaria; and the music director of the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre (based in Atlanta, Georgia).  He also served as the assistant conductor of the National Philharmonic in Washington DC, and was a faculty member at Emory University in Atlanta.

Born in Belgrade, Serbia, he started studying violin at the age of six. After starting his studies at Belgrade Music Academy, he was awarded a full scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust to continue his studies at Trinity College of Music in London, where he received an undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He also received three Master of Music degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he studied under a graduate assistantship and several scholarship, including the Regents Opportunity Scholarship. His further studies in conducting were with Gustav Meier (USA), Jorma Panula (Finland), Colin Metters (UK), Ennio Nicotra (Italy), Alexander Polyanichko, Vladimir Ponkin and Andrei Anikhanov (Russia), Jonathan Brett (England), Dejan Savic (Serbia) and Emmanuel Siffert (Switzerland).

Gosta is recognized as a specialist in historically informed performance. He appeared at many concerts and festivals in USA and overseas, including concerts in England, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Mexico. He collaborated with artists and conductors such as soprano Evelyn Tubb and alto Marijana Mijanovic; baroque violinists John Holloway, Antoinette Lohmann and Ingrid Matthews; recorder virtuoso Marion Verbruggen; harpsichordist Steven Devine; lutenist Michael Fields, and others. He performed at numerous festivals, including Piccolo Spoleto, Boston Early Music Festival, Sastamala Gregoriana (Finland), Budva - The Theatre City (Montenegro), Belgrade Early Music Festival (Serbia), Dartington International Summer School (England), etc. Beside his work in the field of historical practice, he is an accomplished conductor who has conducted internationally renowned ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic in Washington, the Sofia Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, the
 St. Petersburg State Capella "Glinka", the Lüneburg Symphony (Germany), the Belgrade Philharmonic (Serbia), the Tomsk Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Caucus Mineral Waters, the Karelian Philharmonic in Petrozavodsk, the State Hermitage Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg, the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra, the Chihuahua Symphony Orchestra (Mexico), the Ruse Philharmonic, the Burgas Philharmonic, and more. He appeared inopera houses in Ruse and in Burgas (Bulgaria), at the Belgrade National Theatre (Serbia), the Madlenianum Opera-Theatre (Belgrade, Serbia), the Lexington Opera (KY), etc.

Predrag Gosta is an active recording artist, with over a dozen recordings to his credit, including a critically acclaimed CD of Purcell's opera "Dido & Aeneas" with Thomas Meglioranza and Evelyn Tubb in the titles roles, and a premiere recording of orchestral works by Greek-American composer Andreas Makris.  He is a regular presenter of master classes, and was on the faculty at Oxford College of Emory University. A recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, he is a member of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity.

Gosta is also the US Director and Artistic Advisor of Peter the Great Music Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, the President of the international early music society Early Music Network, as well as the President of the Makris Foundation in Washington DC which promotes music of the Greek-American composer Andreas Makris and nurtures the young and talented musicians (makrisfoundation.org).
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Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z 626
Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro II
Merula: Sonata "la Treccha"
Marini: Sonata sopra "la Monica"
Castello: Sonate concertate in stil moderno, Libro II
Purcell: Sonatas (10) in 4 parts: no 6 in G minor, Z 807
Pachelbel: Musicalische Ergötzung: Partita no 2 in C minor
Corelli: Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 2: no 12 in G major
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Carissimi: Jonas
Carissimi: Jephte
Charpentier: Messe de minuit pour Noël, H 9
Handel: Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 7: no 5 in G minor, HWV 310
Handel: Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 2 in B flat major, HWV 290
Handel: Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale"
Handel: Tamerlano, HWV 18
Handel: Acis and Galatea, HWV 49
Handel: Samson, HWV 57
Handel: Semele, HWV 58
Handel: Athalia, HWV 52
Handel: Israel in Egypt, HWV 54
Handel: Jephtha, HWV 70
Handel: Partenope, HWV 27
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Corelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 4 in D major
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 157
Torelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 8: no 6 in G minor "Concerto di pastorale" (Christmas Concerto)
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Manfredini: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 3: no 12 in C major "Christmas Concerto"
Vivaldi: Stabat Mater in F minor, RV 621
Bach: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Bach: Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, Op. 3 no 8/RV 522
Vivaldi: Concerto for Cello in D minor, RV 407
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in F major, RV 141
Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93
Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 157
Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin in E minor, RV 273
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531
Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Corelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas"
Muffat: Armonico tributo: Sonata no 2 in G minor
Handel: Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast"
Hellendaal: Concerti Grossi (6), Op. 3: no 2 in D minor
van Wassenaer: Concerto Armonico no 1 in G major
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Corelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas"
Buxtehude: Das neugeborne Kindelein
Torelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 8: no 6 in G minor "Concerto di pastorale" (Christmas Concerto)
Bernhard: Weihnachtskonzert "Fürchtet euch nicht!" for Soprano, 2 Violins and Continuo
Buxtehude: Passacaglia for Organ in D minor, BuxWV 161
Scarlatti: Oh di Betlemme altera povertà "Cantata pastorale"
Manfredini: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 3: no 12 in C major "Christmas Concerto"
Makris: Aegean Festival Overture
Makris: Five Miniatures for Strings
Corelli: Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas"
Muffat: Armonico tributo: Sonata no 2 in G minor
Makris: Preludio for Solo Violin (from Partita No. 3 in E major by J.S. Bach) / String Accompaniment
Telemann: Quadro in G minor for Recorder, Violin, Viola and Basso Continuo
Vivaldi: La folia
Lully: Phaëton, LWV 61
Makris: Aegean Festival Overture
Makris: Trilogy
Makris: Moto perpetuo (after Paganini)
Makris: Hellenic Odyssey
Makris: Antithesis
Makris: Chromatokinesis
Makris: Variations and Song for Orchestra
Makris: Fanfare Alexander
Couperin: Leçons de tenébres
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. by Maurice Ravel)
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
Bach: Cantata 169
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins
Handel: Salve Regina, HWV 241
Handel: Concertos (6) for Organ, Op. 4: no 4 in F major, HWV 292
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
Makris: Moto perpetuo (after Paganini)
Bach: Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
Bach: Concerto for Violin no 2 in E major, BWV 1042
Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Monteverdi: Si dolce è'l tormento


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