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Razvan Popovichi

Born in Bucharest. He studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum, the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris and the Higher School of Music in Freiburg. His mentors were Peter Langgartner, Jean Soulem, Wolfram Krist and Christoph Wieneken.

He has performed in major concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Cologne Philharmonic, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Kennedy Center in Washington, Champs Elysees Theater in Paris, Ateneum in Bucharest , Gasteig in Munich, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, etc. Participated in festivals in Lucerne, Rheingau, Kuhmo, Elverum, Bosville, Schwetzingen, Vienna, Eindhoven, Rolandsek, Spoleto, Harrogate, Kobe, etc.

Stage partners include Shlomo Mintz, Enrico Pace, Giovanni Sollima, Konstantin Lifshitz, Natalia Gutman, Radovan Vlatkovich, Olli Mustonen, Daisin Kasimoto, Gilles Apap, Boris Brovtsyn, Ilya Gringolts, Frans Helmerson, Philipp Graffen, Elena Bashkirova, Louis Lortie , Nobuko Imai, Vilde Frang, famous European and Russian quartets.

He has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as a guest viola accompanist in the chamber orchestras of Cologne, Munich, Zurich, Kobe, and the Gstaad Festival. Founder and regular member of Ensemble Raro, with whom he tours around the world and has recorded eight discs.

Founder and director of the Chiemgau-Traunstein Spring Music Festival in Bavaria (Chiemgauer Musikfrühling Traunstein), the SoNoRo festivals in Bucharest and Arezzo, the Pélerinages series of chamber music concerts in Munich. In the 2019/20 season, he is Executive Director of the Europalia festival in Brussels. Conducts master classes in Europe, South America, Japan, regularly teaches at the Villa Musica Foundation in Mainz. Since 2017 he has been a visiting professor at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.

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