Born in Serbia in 1979, Nemanja Rebic is an internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso, singer and a song writer with over 20 years performance experience across Europe, the United States and India. He was educated at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam and selected for private mentorship by India’s most esteemed maestros. A finalist in the 2016 Guitar Masters championship, his distinctive playing style explodes with texture and emotion, incorporating classical-style picking, unconventional percussive techniques, and layers of loops and effects. As a soloist, he has received critical acclaim; his rich and delicately beautiful melodies often described as “soul-stirring”.

Nemanja has toured and recorded with a multitude of artists and bands and has played on stages from Webster Hall to Carnegie Hall. Recognized for his versatility across a diverse range of styles, he is also a passionate and dedicated teacher with 10 years experience educating students from elementary to university levels.

RELEVANT EDUCATION

2008 Disciple of Sitar Maestro, Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

2006-2007 Disciple of Mridangam Guru, Vasudev M. Rao & Carnatic Singer, N. Ravikiran, Suswaralaya College of Music, Bangalore, India

2001-2006 Bachelor of Music, Jazz Guitar (primary), Classical Guitar & Tabla (secondary), Conservatorium Van Amsterdam

RECORDINGS & COMPOSITIONS

• “Speck of Dust”, Kate & Nemo (2018, Ingenious Records)

• “Lament”, Single (2017, for NTD.tv)

• “Dancing in the Clouds”, Kate & Nemo (2017, for documentary “At the Dragon’s Gate”)

• “Lambs to Slaughter”, Acoustic (2015, for documentary “Harvested Alive”)

• “Lambs to Slaughter”, Sonic Belle (2013, Ingenious Records)

• “Joyous Lake”, Duo Geo (2011), with Bill Buchen, Recorded Composition for Tabla and Guitar

• “The Covers EP”, Galaxy of Tar (2011)

• “Volatile Glass”, Galaxy of Tar (2010)

• “Coming Down”, Neanderthal Alien (2006)

• Soundtracks for documentaries, Commissioned by NTD Television (various styles including: orchestral, classical, traditional Chinese and Japanese)

• Music themes for news and commercials, Commissioned by NTD Television

• Numerous compositions for students for educational purposes in various styles

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

• Carnegie Hall (2018), Featured Soloist

• 2016 Guitar Masters, Finalist

• Yel!fest, Sullivan Chamber of Commerce, NY

• Evolvefest, Conneticut

• Black Potatoe Festival, New York

• Webster Hall, New York

• Levi’s Freedom Jam (Festival), Pondicherry, India

• Fireflies Festival, Bangalore, India

• New Years Show, Madras, India

• Arts Center Festival, Madras India

• Sun to Stars Festival, New York, USA

SELECTED REVIEWS

Classical Indian Musicians Play Ragas for Truth, The Epoch Times

Virtuoso guitarist who studied music from Indian gurus says ‘great art comes from a pure heart’, NTD.tv

Man picks up guitar & the sound that comes out is breathtaking, The Epoch Times

SELECTED VIDEOS

Nemanja Rebic profile by NTD.tv

Mila (2016 Guitar Masters Finals)

Long Forgotten (2016 Guitar Masters Finals)

High Abode – featured by The Epoch Times

Sonic Belle – Lambs to Slaughter

He is very active in raising awareness about the horrific persecution of Falun Gong practitioners still taking place in China.

Nemanja Rebic plays Skytop Guitars

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