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Predrag Gosta has been recognized as one of the most interesting and multi-faceted conductors and harpsichordists of his generation. He is the artistic director of New Trinity Baroque, a widely-acclaimed and recorded period instrument orchestra; the general manager, artistic director and chief conductor of the New Belgrade Opera, the Belgrade Baroque Academy, the Belgrade Early Music Festival and the Makris Symphony Orchestra in Serbia; and the music director and chief conductor of the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre in Atlanta, USA. He also served as the assistant conductor of the National Philharmonic in Washington DC, and was a faculty member at Oxford College of 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 Trinity College of Music in London and the Leverhulme Trust to continue his studies at Trinity, where he received an undergraduate and a postgraduate degree. He also received three Master of Music degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he was studying under a graduate assistantship and several scholarships, 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). From 2019, Gosta is DPhil Reader and Junior Member of the Christ Church, University of Oxford, where his research focuses on the late 18th century English opera.

Predrag Gosta appeared at many concerts and festivals in USA and overseas, including England, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Mexico. He collaborated with artists and conductors such as sopranos Evelyn Tubb and Juilliane Baird; mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux; contralto Marijana Mijanovic; baroque violinists Florian Deuter, Ilia Korol, John Holloway, Antoinette Lohmann and Ingrid Matthews; recorder virtuoso Marion Verbruggen; harpsichordists Ottaviano Tenerani and Steven Devine; lutenists Anthony Rooley and Michael Fields; trumpet players Justin Bland and Friedemann Immer; and many others. He performed at the Piccolo Spoleto, 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 and Varazdin Baroque Evenings in Croatia; Dartington International Summer School and Festival in the UK - just to mention a few. He conducted internationally renowned ensembles such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Philharmonic in Washington DC, the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, the St. Petersburg State Capella "Glinka", the Sofia Philharmonic, the Belgrade Philharmonic, and more. He appeared in opera houses in Biel and Solothurn (Switzerland), Ruse and in Burgas (Bulgaria), Lexington (KY), Lüneburg (Germany), and his native Belgrade (Serbia).

Gosta is an active recording artist, and has over a dozen recordings to his credit, including a critically acclaimed CD of Purcell's opera "Dido & Aeneas" with New Trinity Baroque, and Evelyn Tubb and Thomas Meglioranza in the titles roles. He also recorded a premiere album of orchestral works by Greek-American composer Andreas Makris with the London Symphony Orchestra, and music by Mussorgsky and Rachmaninov with the same orchestra. He also has two albums with the Makris Symphony Orchestra.

As a regular presenter of master classes, he teaches at the Belgrade Baroque Academy. He is a honored member of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Golden Key Honour Society, Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity, as well as member of MENSA and the International High IQ Society.

Finally, Gosta is the President of the international early music society Early Music Network and the Makris Music Society in Washington DC (promoting the music and legacy of Greek-American composer Andreas Makris, and nurturing young talented musicians); the principal editor of the online music publishing house UrtextEditions.com and the Mediterranean Press; and the executive producer of Edition Lilac.

For more information, please visit predraggosta.com.
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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
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


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