Faculty of Music

Ljudmila Popović, Mmus

Professor of Chamber music (for work with vocal-instrumental ensembles)

Ljudmila Gross-Popović is a full time professor at the Department of Chamber Music and a guest-professor at the Department of Solo Singing at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. She also taught singing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade”.

Ljudmila Gross-Popović was born in Kemerovo (Russia). She was educated in the best tradition of the Russian school. She graduated conducting from the Novosibirsk “Glinka” State Conservatory in the class of the National Artist of Russia, Prof. Boris Pevzner and acquired a Master’s Degree for solo singing in the class of the People’s Artist of Russia, Rima Zhukova.

In the period 19811987, Ljudmila Gross-Popović was a soloist in the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Choir. Already then she excelled as a concert singer, interpreter of  German “lieder” ( solo songs) and solo parts in the vocal- instrumental pieces. As a soloist of the Chamber Choir, she travelled throughout the Soviet Union, giving concerts at Russia’s major concert halls, appearing with famous conductors, such as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Minin, Veronika Dudarova, Saulius Sondeckis, Mark Gorinstein, Arnold Katz, Ivan Spiller, and many others. She also recorded two LP’s for the “Melodiya” music publishing house.

Since 1988, Ljudmila Gross-Popović has been living in Belgrade. She sang as a soloist with the Choir and Symphonic Orchestra of the Serbian Radio-Television (RTS), the Belgrade Philharmonic, the “Dušan Skovran” Chamber Orchestra, and the “Saint George” Royal Strings Orchestra. She was also a member and soloist of the “Renaissance” – Early Music Ensemble. She had outstanding appearances at the recitals and concerts at various festivals, such as BEMUS (Belgrade Music Festival), NOMUS (Novi Sad Music Festivities), the Delphi International Festival of Music – Greece, the “Internationale Festage Alter Musik” in Stuttgart, the “Interfest” in Bitola”, the Northern Macedonia.

The repertoire of Ljudmila Gross-Popović includes vocal-instrumental works of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Poulenc, R. Strauss, Ravel, H. Berlioz, G. Mahler, I. Stravinski, B. Britten, J. Brahms, as well as a wide range of solo songs ranging from old masters, German “lied” forms to those composed by Russian authors and contemporary solo songs. Her concerts and recitals were also recorded and kept as permanent recordings in the video and sound archives of the RTS.

She had guest appearances in many European countries: Spain, Austria, Greece, Germany, Italy, Hungary and Bulgaria. She cooperated with prominent conductors and musicians, such as Arnold Katz, Ivan Spiller, M. Gorinstein, V. Reymond, V. Minin, M. Jagušt, V. Kranjčević, L. Keler, B. Suđić, N. Trul, V. Afanasyev, O. Đurđević and Z. Ćetković.