Predrag Stanković

Predrag Stanković was born in Tuzla 1. April 1949. Predrag Stanković, deservedly known as "Guitar Pedagogy Wizard", started playing guitar at the age of thirteen in his native Tuzla, and continued his studies in Sarajevo with Ivan Kalcina and Mila Rakanović. He delivered his first guitar lessons as for back as 1973 in the "Home of the Youth" in Tuzla. Since the establishment of the guitar departments in the primary and secondary music schools in Tuzla, as a teacher in these institutions, he educated more than 1000 students, with whom he won over 160 prizes amongst which more than 50 on the most prestigious international guitar competitions.

With his immense devotion, expert knowledge and a great amount of work, famous "Predo" had grown generations of guitarists, teachers and some of the worlds great guitar soloists such as Denis Azabagić, Dejan Ivanović, Alen Garagić, Boris Tešić and Sanel Redzic to mention just a few. It is with his name of work that, for a long time now, a phenomenon of "Tuzla Guitar School" is associated. He has won many awards distinction for his extraordinary contribution to the guitar pedagogy and is a regular guest of numerous guitar festivals and competitions. In 1996 he founded "Youth Art Centre" in Tuzla, which gathers musically talented children. He co-produced two CD recordings of Sanel Redzic.