Minka Popović Ganev
Minka Popović was born in 1988 in Belgrade. Her first musical education began with Prof. Bojan Brun. She finished music high school in the class of Prof. Olga and Alexander Bauer, and in 2004 entered the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, and finished her studies in Prof. Nevena Popovic’ class with best grades in 2008. Currently she is studying at the University of ‘Mozarteum’, and is continuing her education in Prof. Cordelia Höfer- Teutsch class. She is a prizewinner of several republic competitions and international piano concourses: first prizes (Rome 2005, First Banjaluka- bienalle 2008), second prizes (XII International piano competition in Athens 2006, international concours ‘Villa de Capdepera’ in Spain 2008). In 2010 she was chosen to play Mozart Piano Concerto KV 453 with ‘Mozarteum’ Uni Orchestra. The following year she had a debut in the Kammermusik- Saal of ‘Berliner Philharmonie’ with a program dedicated to Liszt’s year (artistic director Götz Teutsch), and in 2013 she performed again at the same stage with Liszt’s opera transcriptions. She is also the winner of Diploma for ‘Best Student of the Generation’ in Belgrade University; award from the fond of Royal Family Karadjordjevic – “for extraordinary accomplishments”; and Prize of City of Belgrade ‘Belgrade angel’. She is a frequent performer in her country, and has performed in many concerts abroad, including Romania, Germany, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Austria, and has been featured in several radio and television- shows.