Nemanja Stanković was born in Kragujevac (Serbia), where he graduated from the Secondary School of Music, class of Boža Saramandić, as valedictorian. In 2009, he graduated as the best student of the year from the Belgrade Faculty of Music, class of Sandra Belić. For his Master of Arts degree Nemanja continued studies with Natalia
Gutman at the Vienna Conservatory.

Stanković pursued his postgraduate studies at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Enrico Bronzi, as well as at the Scuola di musica di Fiesole with Natalia Gutman and Elizabeth Wilson. In March 2015, he defended his doctoral thesis at the Belgrade Faculty of Music, becoming the youngest Serbian Doctor of Arts.


Since March 2011, Nemanja Stanković  is the principal cellist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. Nemanja has performanced with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, RTS Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Serbica, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Czech Virtuosi, St George Strings, Dušan
Skovran String Ensemble, Niš Symphony Orchestra, Bitola Chamber Orchestra, the Belgrade Faculty of Music Symphony Orchestra, Christianstad Symfoniker, Norbal and others. He has worked with
conductors such as Rafael Payare, Fabrice Bollon, Bojan Suđić, Noam Zur, Denis Shapovalov, Le Phi Phi, Nikola Paszkowski, Biljana Radovanović.

Nemanja Stanković is a prize winner of numerous competitions, including the International cello competition in Liezen, Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade, J.Brahms, Fidelio Spezial Wettbewerb, Antonio Janigro, Petar Konjović ,International students competition in Sarajevo as well as recipient of the 2007, Most Promising Young Artist in Serbia award. He has performed at the BEMUS, Alpen Classica, Belgrade Cello Fest, BUNT Festivals and toured in Austria, France, Italy, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, Montenegro, Macedonia. He is currently playing on a Carlos Roberts cello made in Cremona, courtesy of the Trampolino Project of the Amici della Scuola di musica di Fiesole. He is an Assistant Professot of Cello at the Faculty of Arts in Niš.

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