Srdjan Sretenovic was born in Bor (Serbia) in 1976.
He studied cello at the School for Music Talents, Cuprija, in the class of Prof. Relja Cetkovic and continued his education at the Faculty of Music Art, Belgrade, in the class of Prof. Sandra Belic, where he graduated in 2000, received a master’s degree in 2003 and a PhD in Art in 2011.
He has participated in many master classes, such as those held by Prof. A. Fedorchenko (Central Music School, Moskow) and Prof. David Takeno (Guildhall School for Drama and Music, London).
He has won a great number of first prizes in national and international competitions, for example the International Competition "Petar Konjovic" in Belgrade. He was a finalist of the
"Jeunesses Musicales" International Competition in 2005 in Belgrade.
Srdjan is a solo cellist of the chamber orchestra St. George Strings (Belgrade), Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra (Podgorica) and Makris Symphony Orchestra (Belgrade). He is a member of The Construction Site Contemporary Music Ensemble from Belgrade. Srdjan performs in duo with pianist Neda Hofman. Their concerts are viewed as “excellent, precise playing” and their performance as a proof of “their reputation as virtuosic artist of an extraordinary technique” (St. Heise, Allgemeine Zeitung); “…they displayed a masterful technique and sound coloration as well as a wide range of emotions” (O. Djokovic, Frankfurt News). Their repertoire consists of both standard, classical pieces and those of Serbian and foreign contemporary composers.
As an outstanding representative of Serbian cellists, he has participated in the "International Review of Composers" in Belgrade, in a festival "Musica Viva", and in an international festival "Cello Fest" which took place from 2003 to 2011 in Belgrade.
Srdjan works as an associate violoncello professor at the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade, String Instruments Department.