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Predrag Gosta has been recognized as one of the pioneers of the early music movement on the Balkans and one of the most interesting conductors of his generation. He is the artistic director of New Trinity Baroque, a widely-acclaimed and recorded period instrument orchestra; the founder and the artistic director of the Belgrade Baroque Academy, Belgrade Early Music Festival, New Belgrade Opera, and the Makris Symphony Orchestra; as well as the music director and chief conductor of the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre in Atlanta, USA. He served as the assistant conductor of the National Philharmonic in Washington DC, was a faculty member at Oxford College of Emory University in Atlanta, and is currently conducting a doctoral research at the University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the late 18th century English opera.

Born in Belgrade, 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 and Trinity College of Music in London, receiving his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Trinity. He then went to the USA where he received three Master of Music degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta, studying under a graduate assistantship and the Regents Opportunity Scholarship. His conducting teachers include Alexander Polyanichko and Ennio Nicotra (Russia), Jonathan Brett (England), Gustav Meier (USA), Jorma Panula (Finland), Colin Metters (UK), and others.

Predrag Gosta appeared at many concerts and festivals in USA, UK, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Serbia Croatia and Montenegro. He collaborated with artists and conductors such as Evelyn Tubb, Juilliane Baird, Vivica Genaux, Marijana Mijanovic, Florian Deuter, Ilia Korol, John Holloway, Antoinette Lohmann, Marion Verbruggen, Ottaviano Tenerani, Steven Devine, Anthony Rooley, Michael Fields, Justin Bland and many others. He performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Boston Early Music Festival and Amherst Early Music Festival in the USA; Sastamala Gregoriana Festival in Finland; Belgrade Early Music Festival in Serbia; Korkyra Baroque, Varazdin Baroque Evenings and Dubrovnik Summer Games in Croatia; Dartington International Summer School in England, etc. He conducted internationally renowned orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, the St. Petersburg State Capella "Glinka", the National Philharmonic in Washington DC, the Sofia Philharmonic, the Belgrade Philharmonic, and more. He appeared in opera houses in the USA, Switzerland, Germany, Bulgaria and Serbia.

Gosta is an active recording artist, and has almost twenty CD recordings to his credit. He recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra (two albums), the Makris Symphony Orchestra and New Trinity Baroque, among others.

As a vivid educator, he regularly teaches at the Belgrade Baroque Academy. He is a member of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Golden Key Honour Society, Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity, as well as the MENSA and the International High IQ Society.
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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
Makris: Strathmore Overture
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
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
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492, Overture
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Smetana: Vltava
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. by Maurice Ravel)
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K 492 (The Marriage of Figaro)
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
Mozart: Concerto for Violin no 4 in D major, K 218


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