credit Hans Engels
A member of the Munich Philharmonic since 1980 (as principal concert master since 1982), Sreten Krstič was born in 1953 in Belgrade. He began playing the violin at the age of seven and completed his studies fourteen years later in Belgrade with Prof. Toskov and Prof. Pavlovic. One year before that he had won first prize at the International Competition of "Jeunesses Musicales" in the violin-piano duet category and additionally received a special prize for the interpretation of a solo sonata by Bach.
Concert tours have taken him throughout Europe, to Japan and South America, to the United States as well as the U.S.S.R.
Sreten Krstič has been invited to record with the West German Radio, Bavarian Broadcasting and the BBC in Manchester and has played in all the radio stations and television studios in former Yugoslavia.
As a soloist, he has made several appearances under the direction of Sergiu Celibidache. Zubin Mehta, Vaclav Neumann, Horst Stein, Dimitri Kitayenko and Hiroshi Wakasugi, among others.
In 1985 to commemorate the opening of the Gasteig, he joined forces with Martin-Albrecht Rohde (viola) and Michael Hell (violoncello) to found the Gasteig Trio of Munich, and in 1996 he founded the Philharmonic String Sextet.
He has made several recordings and CDs, among others for Thorofon and Arte Nova Classics.