Since he founded New Trinity Baroque in 1998, PREDRAG GOSTA has built a reputation as one of the leading early music performers in the country. Whether conducting the group or directing from the keyboard, Gosta's passion and energy has been the force which led towards the success that New Trinity Baroque has gained through the years.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Gosta was acquainted with music at the age of six - he first studied violin, and later has continued through training in voice, music theory, etc, which finally led him to London, England, where he pursued his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at Trinity College of Music in London. In 1998 Predrag founded New Trinity Baroque which was immediately noticed for its lively and captivating performances.
Described by the critics as "an artist of dynamic temperament and impeccable expression" (Radio Television Belgrade), Gosta feels at home equally with opera, oratorio, ballet or the concert stage. He has performed at numerous festivals, including the Boston and Amherst Early Music Festivals, Dartington International Summer School in England, and the Belgrade International Early Music Festival, of which he was the Artistic Director for six years.
Gosta received an undergraduate degree and a Postgraduate Certificate from Trinity College of Music, and three Master of Music degrees from Georgia State University (Atlanta). His articles have been published in music journals in USA and overseas, and he has taught at Oxford College of Emory University and Georgia State University. He is the past president of the Atlanta Early Music Alliance, and currently the president of the international early music society, Early Music Network.
Currently concentrating most of his time with the group in concert performances and presenting masterclasses and workshops, Gosta has been collaborating with many experienced early music artists, including Evelyn Tubb, Marion Verbruggen, Michael Fields, Ingrid Matthews, John Holloway and others. In addition to NTB, he is the music director and conductor of the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra (Atlanta’s only ballet company with a live orchestra), and the Assistant Conductor of the National Philharmonic in Washington DC. He also guest conducts other ensembles and orchestras, including the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, which he conducted past October.