Partitura Project

Miloš Popović

“How can you define a ‘grand talent’? For me, it is the symbiosis between a sensitive force and subtle musicality, mixed with discipline and rigour. That’s what I find in Miloš.”
Maria João Pires

© Vladimir Popovic

Introduction

Born in Belgrade in 1985, Miloš Popović began learning the piano at the age of 10 with Siniša Radojčić and from his first lesson, he knew it was to become his life companion, as well as his means of expression. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad with Biljana Gorunović then at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles alongside Yevgeny Moguilevsky, a collaboration that lasted more than 10 years. He studied further at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Abdel Rahman El Bacha. Since 2014 he has worked closely with Maria João Pires and subsequently became an integral member of the Partitura Project. He is also an avid member of Equinox, another project founded by Maria João Pires which creates children’s choirs in underprivileged areas with the aim of learning through music and developing stability in their lives.

As part of this project Miloš has already performed at the Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall Istanbul, Birmingham Town Hall, Flagey Brussels and Gstaad Menuhin Festival and future highlights include enagagements in Pinerolo and Lugano. He has also performed at many festivals including the Menuhin Gstaad Festival, Schubertiades Porrentruy, Menton and Radio-France Montpellier. Miloš has also worked with many orchestras thus far in his career, including the English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Youth Orchestra of the Americas, McGill Chamber Orchestra and Antwerp’s DeFilharmonie under conductors including Augustin Dumay, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Boris Brott and François Deppe. He is also an avid chamber musician performing regularly with violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and soprano Talar Dekrmanjian.

Highlights of the 17/18 season will include shared recitals with Maria-João Pires in Lugano (LAC), Baerum (Kulturhus), Bonn (Beethovenhaus), Dortmund (Konzerthaus), Cambridge (Camerata Musica), Birmingham (Town Hall).

For a full biography and high resolution photos please contact Susie Murray: [email protected]


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Discography

 
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    Deconstructing the Wall

    Label: Fuga Libera

    Release Date: 01 Apr 13

    Works by Enesco, Martinů and Mokranjac
    With Lorenzo Gatto

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    ROBERT SCHUMANN Drei Romanzen op.28 - Sonata op.11 - Kinderszenen op.15

    Label: Fuga Libera

    Release Date: 09 Nov 09

Press

 
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    16 Nov 17 Recital with Maria Joao Pires
    Baerum Kulthurhus, Sandvika

    “Very rarely [do] you hear a technically demanding Beethoven sonata played so effortlessly, where beauty trumps the struggle that is often cultivated at Beethoven.”

    Astrid Kvalbein, Aftenposten ,20 Nov 17

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    09 Nov 17 Recital with Maria Joao Pires
    Beethoven-haus Boon

    “Beide Interpreten gestalteten daraus eine kammermusikalisch spannende und emotional differenzierende, bewegte Aufführung.”

    Jürgen Bieler, Kölnische Rundschau, 13 Nov 17

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    10 Nov 17 Recital with Maria Joao Pires
    Dortmund Konzerthaus

    “Milos Popovic scheint von seiner großen Partnerin viel gelernt zu haben. Beethovens “Appassionata“ formte er sorgfältig, mit viel Gefühl und einem schönen Anschlag aus, gab dem Werk Tiefe und Gehalt und imponierte mit einer guten Technik und einem selbstbewussten Auftritt.”

    Julia Gass, Ruhr Nachrichten, 12 Nov 17

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    31 Dec 13 CD Release: SCHUMANN: Drei Romanzen; Sonata, Op. 11; Kinderszenen Fuga Libera

    “His phrasing is all about singing, and every line — top, bottom, and middle – has its own melody. Furthermore, his sonorities are rich and sensual, his rhythms muscular but agile, and his control of form absolutely complete, every moment at once a surprise and a fulfillment.”
    James Leonard, AllMusic