Stanko Madić was born in Belgrade in 1984. He begun studying the violin at the age of six with professor Robert Toškov, at the “Stanislav Binički” school of music in his hometown. In 1995 he moved to the primary and then to the secondary music school “Stevan Mokranjac” where he continued to work with professor Dejan Mihailović. At the age of fourteen Stanko Madić enroled at the Faculty of Music Arts in Belgrade, in the class of professor Mihailović. He graduated at the ago of seventeen with honours at the top of his class and with awards from the funds of “Merima Dragutinović” i “Meri Žeželj-Majer” for the best student of the strings department. At the proposal of the expert jury he was awarded the scholarship of the Serbian Royal House Karađorđević. He received his MA from the Novi Sad Academy of Arts, at the age of nineteen, in the class of professor Mihailović.
From 2002 to 2008 Stanko Madić worked at the Novi Sad Academy as assistant to professor Megumi Teshimpa (Japan) while at the same time receiving advanced training at master classes with world renowned violinists (Tretjakov, Midori, Peisahov, Vogler...). In January 2012 he completed the Meisterklassestudium of the Dresden High School of Music “Karl Maria von Weber” in the class of professor Igor Malinovsky. From 2008 to 2011 he was a member of the symphony orchestra of the world-renowned “Semper” opera, the “Staatskapelle Dresden” in Dresden, Germany. In 2011 Stanko Madić became the new first Concertmaster of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg in Germany. He is the first violinist to win this place in the last ten years.
Stanko Madić is a laureate and a winner of numerous first and special prizes at international competitions and festivals, among them at the “Cirenie Talentov”, “Jaroslav Kocian", “Rodolfo Lipizer”, “Jeunesses Musicales”, “Petar Toshkov”, „Violine in Dresden” and others. He was awarded ArtLink’s “The Most Promising Young Artist Award” in 2006 and with support from AUDI recorded his first CD with ArtLink in the same year. He performs as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout Europe as well as in Asia, Africa and America. As a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician he cooperated with the most prominent national and international musicians, among them with Z. Mehta, sir Colin Davis, M. Argerich, M. Pollini, M. Maisky, J. Rahlin, J. Jansen, Midori, E. Axe, Lang-Lang, B. Suđić, and ohers.
Stanko Madić performed as a soloist with the symphony orchestra of the Radio-Television of Serbia (RTS), the Belgrade Philharmonic, the “Borislav Pascan” Youth Philharmonic, the “Stanislav Binički” Military Symphony Orchestra, the Belgrade-based “Dušan Skovran” String Orchestra, “Mephisto Youth Symphony Orchestra”, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra, the St. Malo Symphony, the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra, the Durban Symphony Orchestra, the Bremer Philharmoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden and the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg. He recorded for RTS, ArtLink, RAI and MTV.
Stanko Madić plays on a Carlo Carletti violin from 1908 courtesy of the Commerzbank Nuremberg.