Ognjen Popović, DMA
Ognjen Popović (1977) is a prominent clarinet player from Pančevo (Serbia). In 2001 he finished his studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich as a student of professor Ulf Rodenhäuser. As a soloist he performed with orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic, the Radio Orchestra Valencia, the European Chamber Orchestra, the Belgrade Philharmonic, St. George Strings, and others. He recorded CDs with the famous German ensemble Villa Musica and the Belgrade Philharmonic String Quartet. During the years he has cooperated with many orchestras, among others the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, the Symphonieorchester Passau, the Philharmonie der Nationen, the Maribor Festival Orchestra, and many more. He has been awarded with several prizes at competitions, including Jeunesse Musicales in Belgrade in 1997 and the Felix Mendelssohn competition in Berlin in 1998. In 2002 Ognjen Popovic was appointed solo clarinetist of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra. He is the leader of the Balkan Chamber Academy ensemble and artistic director of the chamber music festival “Classic fest” in Pančevo. Since 2012 he teaches at the Belgrade Music Academy as a clarinet docent. In the same year he received his PhD in music art. He also gives master classes in Serbia, Germany, Spain, and Montenegro.