Slavko Popovic

Slavko Popovic

Slavko Popovic joined the Calgary Philharmonic as their Principal Clarinetist in June 2018 at the age of 22.

Popovic is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. While at Curtis, he had participated on two tours – a woodwind quintet tour of the United States and South America, and an orchestra tour of Europe. At Curtis he studied with Donald Montanaro, and Michael Rusinek. He has performed with Michael Rusinek, Daniel Matuskawa (Bassoon), Jennifer Montone (Horn), Peter Serkin, Jennifer Koh, and Roberto Diaz, to name a few. Prior to entering Curtis, Popovic studied with Joseph Orlowski, Stephen Pierre, and Ross Edwards – with additional study with Kimball Sykes and Joaquin Valdepeñas.

He has performed as an extra clarinetist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony, and Orchestra 2001. He has toured with both the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra – the latter of which he was featured as soloist in Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No 1. Popovic has also performed as soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Oakville Symphony, Symphony Hamilton, and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.