Vlad Popescu Vlad Popescu

Born in Bucharest on August 21st, 1977, Vlad Popescu took profit of a proper family environment, his father and his mother being instrumentalists, and thus approaching the world of sounds at the early age of 6, as a piano student at the Bucharest Music School number 2 (198-1984) and Music School number 5 (1984--1988). Still at the “Dinu Lipatti” high School (1988-1996) and the National Music University (1996-2001) Vlad Popescu assiduously studied the percussion instruments. His interpretative experience took shape as far back as in 1992, when he started to co-operate (uninterruptedly until today) with the Radio Big Band. Noticed by the Romanian and foreign jazz musicians, he was requested by them since 1994 for recital in clubs and on festival stages, like the one in Bucharest ore other cultural centers. In 1996, he became the second percussionist for the “George Enescu” Philharmonics. A year later he was performing as a percussionist on stages of the Mamaia and Brasov (“The Golden Stag”) Pop Music Festivals. His first concerts abroad as a drummer and percussionist took place in 1997, in Italy, Spain and Germany. In the years to follow, Vlad Popescu’s activity went on polyvalently in the field of classic music--since 1998, he is a member of the “Game” Percussion Ensemble (the group got a prize for modern music) and a guest member for the National Radio Orchestra--as well as in the jazz and pop sections

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Primary Instrument

Drums

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Teaching at The National University of Music in Bucharest since 2004, he is one of the most famous jazz teacher in Romania. For more questions about this subject you can talk directly with Vlad at jazzy_now@hotmail.com

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Albums by Vlad Popescu

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