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, which gave him opportunities to play in some of the most beautiful concert halls in the world. Recently, he is active as the secretary of ESTA Srbija association where him and his colleagues organize various workshops and masterclasses for the students of string instruments in order to advance the standards of teaching and performing.

Listen to Nemanja’s magnificent interpretation of the famous Allegro de Concert written by the "czar of cellists" Karl Davidoff.