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Razvan Popovici


Razvan Popovici was born in Bucharest into a family of musicians and started studying viola with his father, Mugur Popovici. As a soloist he has appeared in the Théatre-dés-Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Cologne Philharmony, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Musashino Hall in Tokio, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna and at the Carnegie Hall in New York. As a chamber musician he has performed with Konstantin Lifschitz, Natalia Gutman, Alexander Lonquich, Rainer Kussmaul, Radovan Vlatkovic, Daishin Kashimoto and Gilles Apap at the Lucerne Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Schwetzinger Festspielen, Harrogate Festival, Ferrarra Musica, Boswil Sommer, Oxford Chamber Music Festival, Elverum Festspiele and Kobe International Music Festival as well as in renowned concert halls such as South Bank and Wigmore Hall in London, YMCA in Jerusalem or Prinzregententheater in Munich. Razvan perfrmed as an extra player with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and has been guest principal violist in many European orchestras, such as the Essen Philharmonics, the München, Köln and Kobe Chamber Orchestras and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra. Razvan is director of the Chiemgauer Musikfrühlinging Festival in Germany and SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, Romania.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/3/2015: Embassy of Romania presents Diana Ketler, Alissa Marguilis, and Razvan Popovici

The Kennedy Center joins in the celebration of the National Day of Romania! The directors of the SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest, Romanian violist Razvan Popovici and London-based Latvian pianist Diana Ketler, along with German violinist Alissa Margulis, come together to perform a concert of the finest quality. The program will include works by Mozart, Enescu, Ravel, and a composition by Max Bruch that was inspired by a traditional Romanian Doina. 

Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.

Razvan Popovici