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Kosta Popovic - Cello


Kosta Popovic was born in 2000 in a musical family in in Podgorica, Montenegro. At the age of six he enrolled in the elementary music school Vasa Pavić in his hometown, where he was taught and mentored by his father professor Mladen Popovic.

In April 2017, he was awarded The Headmaster’s music scholarship at the prestigious Whitgift School, where he continued and completed his secondary education. In September of the same year he was accepted and offered a scholarship to attend the Junior departement of the esteemed Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he countinued his musical education with many reputable teachers including Jonathan Few and William Bruce. In 2019 he was awarded the Junior Guildhall Strings prize.

In 2019 Kosta was granted a scholarship by the Guildall School of Music and Drama to start bachelor studies with world renowned cellist and pedagogue Louise Hopkins.

Next to many concerts over the years, he participated in numerous national and international competitions, winning special awards and first prizes at competitions in Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Italy and the UK.

He took part in both solo and chamber music masterclasses with well-known pedagogues such as Alexander Rudin (Russia), Victor Uzur (USA), Raphael Wallfish (England), Peter Esswood (England), Tatjane Prelevic (Germany), Dmitry Prokofiev (Russia), Eve Faith and Reinhard Armleeder (Germany) and has collaborated with renowed conductors like Daniel Glineur (Belgium) and Anton Martinov (Russia-France)

Kosta has played at many formal events and official occasions held by a.o. the Montenegrian Ministry of Culture and participated in numerous projects organised by the Vasa Pavic music school. He has played as a soloist with renown professional orchestras such as Allegro Vivo and has been a soloist with the Youth Orchestra of Montenegro and Albania.

Kosta is the founding member of the Fibonacci Quartet formed in September 2019. In 2020 the ensemble won the First as well as the Audience prize at the Beethoven Competition for young musicians. Being the youngest competitors competing. Shortly after that they won 1st prize at St James Chamber Music Competition in London. Based in Guildhall School of Music and Drama coached and mentored by Krysia Osostowicz. They have also received further guidance by the members of the Castalia, Endellion, Bozzini and Consone Quartets as well as Adrian Brendel and the Gould Trio.

submission January 2021