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
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 was the principal
cellist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra (from 2011 to 2019), and
he has also performed as the solo cellist of the St. George Strings
For two years he worked at the Faculty of Arts in Niš. Currently, he is
employed as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade,
at the Chamber Music Department.
In 2020. his first album
was published (Metropolis Music) with the new Serbian music for cello.
Check it out!