Razvan Popovici

 

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Born in Bucharest into a a family of musicians, Razvan Popovici studied in Salzburg, Paris and Freiburg with Peter Langgartner, Jean Sulem, Wolfram Christ and Christoph Wyneken.

 

He is founder and executive director of the Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Festival in Germany, of the SoNoRo Festival in Bucharest and of the SoNoRo Arezzo Festival in Tuscany. He is artistic director of the DA CAPO Chamber Music Series in Bucharest.

 

Razvan is a member of the Ensemble Raro, with wich he tours regularly Europe, Japan and North America. The ensemble released so far eight worldwide acclaimed CDs. In the season 2017/2018 Raro was guest teaching ensemble at the Royal Music Academy in Antwerpen, Belgium.

 

As a soloist Razvan has appeared in the Théatre-dés-Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Cologne Philharmony, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Atheneum in Bucharest and the Prinzregententheater in Munich with orchestras such as the Kobe Chamber Orchestra, the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the CHAARTS Chamber Aartists Zürich, Kamerata Kronstadt, Transylvania Symphony Orchestra Cluj,  the Sibiu State Philharmonic, the Romanian National Radio Orchestra or the George Enescu Philharmonic Bucharest.

 

As a chamber musician he has performed in the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre in London, the Musashino Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Gasteig in Munich, Kennedy Center in Washington and both in the Konzerthaus und Musikverein in Vienna.

 

Razvan is regularly guest at some of the most renowned festivals in the world such as Lucerne Festival, Wiener Festwochen, Rheingau Musikfestival, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Rolandseck Festival, Boswiler Sommer, Bodensee Festival, Schwetzinger Festspielen, Spoleto Festival, Harrogate Festival, Ferrarra Musica, Kobe Music Festival, Elverum Festspielen, Viva Cello Festival in Liestal, Storioni Festival in Eindhoven, Mittelfest in Cividale, Festival Academy Budapest and Stift Festival in Holland.

 

He has performed extensively with Natalia Gutman, Enrico Pace, Giovanni Sollima, Konstantin Lifschitz, Radovan Vlatkovic, Olli Mustonen, Louis Lortie, Daishin Kashimoto, Gilles Apap, Boris Brovtsyn, Ilya Gringolts, Thomas Demenga, Juliane Banse, Christoph Prégardien, Martin Lovett, Mihaela Martin, Philippe Graffin, Frans Helmerson, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Elena Bashkirova, Nobuko Imai, Ilya Gringolts, Vilde Frang, Barnábas Kelémen or Lawrence Power as well as alongside the Szymanowski, Vertavo, Casal, Danel, Kelémen, Glinka or Schumann Quartets and members of the Amadeus Quartet and the Ensemble Wien-Berlin.

 

Razvan played as an extra player with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and has been guest principal violist in many orchestras including the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Aartists Zürich, the Gstaad Festival Orchestra and the Kobe Chamber Orchestra.

 

Razvan gave master classes in the Czech Republic, Japan, Italy, Ukraine and Romania and teaches regularly at the Villa Musica Foundation in Mainz and the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp.

 

Higlights of the actual season include performances in the Suntory Hall Tokyo, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, De Singel in Antwerpen, BOZAR in Brussels as well as in Kuhmo, Paris, Budapest, Loviisa, Bucharest, Sibiu, Riga and Tokyo.