Vlad Popescu

Born in Caransebeș, Romania, Vlad Popescu began to play the violin at the age of 8 at the local music school. After finishing his studies with prof. Maria Cleșiu in Timișoara, Romania, Vlad studied in Graz, Klagenfurt, Berlin, and Rostock with professors Helfried Fister, Eberhard Feltz, and Stefan Hempel.

As a devoted chamber musician, he is founding member of the Furiant String Quartet, winning several International Chamber Music Competitions and having an intense concert activity throughout various continents.

Vlad Popescu has performed as a soloist with the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, Kärnten Symphony Orchestra Klagenfurt and the Banatul Philharmonic Orchestra Timișoara. As an orchestra musician, he has held leading positions in orchestras like Württenbergisches Kammerorchester Heilbron, Camerata Bern, Deutsche Kammerorchester Berlin, Ensemble Ruhr and others.

From 2010 to 2019 he was a member of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now program in Austria and Germany, performing numerous concerts for the association.

Starting with 2018, Vlad Popescu is the artistic director of the EUFONIA Chamber Music Festival, a complex project aiming to develop the musical, educational, and the cultural landscape in Romania and from 2019, artistic director of the music educational project for children: PAVILION.

Vlad is currently teaching violin alongside Alexandru Tomescu at the Faculty of Music and Theater in Timisoara, Romania.