When the cello enters in the Dvorak Concerto, as Rostropovich said, it is like a great orator.
Indeed, you have to have a lot of strength and skill to be able to play this tender, but powerful
instrument and Nemanja Stankovic
certainly has it!
The list of awards and prizes this young cellist received is so big it would
make your head spin, so we’ll name just one: in 2007, he was hailed the Most Promising Young
Artist in Serbia by the ArtLink Belgrade artists’ association and this recognition led him to record
his first CD featuring works of Paganini, Davidoff, Haydn Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. But, beside
these classicism and romantic repertoire, Nemanja was also recognized in his studying days as
the young artist who interprets baroque music in a very unique way.
Since then, he graduated as the best student of the year from the Belgrade Faculty of Music,
earned his Master of Arts degree with the highest honours in 2013. at the Vienna Conservatory,
pursued his post-graduate studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg (Austria) as well as
at the Scuola di musica di Fiesole and finally, in March 2015, defended his doctoral thesis at the
Belgrade Faculty of Music, becoming the youngest Serbian Doctor of Arts.
He is the principal cellist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, and since September 2016 he
has also performed as the solo cellist of the St. George Strings chamber ensemble.
He has had many performances as a soloist with Serbian and foreign conductors and
musicians, prestige orchestras and ensembles, (IMOGEN, the Double Sens, Orchestra
Giovanile Italiana, Czech Virtuosi,Camerata Serbica to name a few) which gave him
opportunities to play in some of the most beautiful concert halls in the world (Hôtel national des
Invalides in Paris, at the Vienna Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus and the Konzerthaus Berlin).
Nemanja’s magnificent interpretation of the famous Allegro de Concert written by the "czar of cellists"