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, Sastamala Gregoriana Early Music Festival in Finland, Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston (South Carolina, USA) and the Belgrade Early Music Festival (Serbia) where he is the Artistic Director.
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, the currently president of the international early music society, Early Music Network, as well as the president of Makris Foundation in Washington DC.
Currently concentrating most of his time with the group in concert performances and presenting masterclasses and workshops, Gosta has collaborated with many experienced early music artists, including Evelyn Tubb, Marijana Mijanovic, Marion Verbruggen, Michael Fields, Ingrid Matthews, John Holloway, Antoinette Lohmann, and others. In addition to New Trinity Baroque, he is the Music Director and Conductor of the Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Orchestra in Atlanta and the Principal Guest Conductor of the New Europe Symphony Orchestra in Bulgaria. His guest conducting appearances include famed orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra in Moscow, St. Petersburg's State Capella "Glinka" and the Orchestra of the Hermitage, National Philharmonic in Washington DC (where he served as Assistant Conductor during from 2008 through 2009), the Lüneburg Symphony Orchestra in Germany, and others.
For more information about Predrag Gosta, visit www.predraggosta.com