Stefan Popov

Key details:

Strings, Harp & Guitar
Cello Tutor


Born in Bulgaria, he entered the Moscow Conservatoire under Knushevitsky and Rostropovich. Prize-winner in many competitions, including Moscow, Geneva, Vienna, and Florence. In 1966 he won a prize in the Tchaikovsky International Cello Competition and was also awarded an exceptional medal from the Union of Soviet Composers.

He was a professor at Boston University and later head of the cello department at New England Conservatoire before coming to England in 1977. He gives master classes in conservatoires throughout the world and sits on the panel of several international juries. 

His repertoire includes all the major works for cello. Stefan Popov has played with many leading orchestras and distinguished conductors.