Leonid Popov

Leonid Popov


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2018Schubert: Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen, D. 965Clarinet
2018Rossini: Introduction, Theme & VariationsClarinet
2017Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K. 622, A MajorClarinet
2017Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, Kv 581, A MajorClarinet
2017Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2, J. 118, Op. 74, E-flat MajorClarinet
2015Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, Op. 115, B MinorClarinet
2015Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 2, Op. 120, E-flat MajorClarinet
2014Copland: Clarinet ConcertoClarinet
2013Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1, J.114, Op. 73, F MinorClarinet
2013Weber: Weber: Clarinet Concertino J.109 Op. 26, E-flat MajorClarinet
2013Nielsen: Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57, Fs 129Clarinet
2010Brahms: Clarinet Sonata No. 1, Op. 120, F MinorClarinet


Born in 1988 in Simferopol (Ukraine), Leonid Popov started to learn playing clarinet at the age of 9. In 2006 Leonid finished High Music School in Kharkov (Ukraine). In 2011 he finished Kharkov National University of Arts. From 2010 to 2013 he took master classes from the outstanding German clarinetist Karl Leister.
At 19 years old (since 2008), Leonid became a principal clarinet of Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra. At present (since 2011) he is a principal clarinet of Odessa Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Leonid won many awards at clarinet competitions in Ukraine. He is a finalist of the First International Clarinet Competition in Kortrijk, Belgium (2010). Leonid has a 3rd Prize of the First International Lisbon Clarinet Competition (2011) and a Honorable Mention Prize of the Second International Clarinet Competition in Ghent, Belgium (2013). As a soloist he performed at many concerts in Ukraine with many orchestras, in 2013 he had performance with Brussel Philharmonic. As a clarinetist in orchestra he played under the direction of such conductors as Valery Gergiev and Teodor Currentzis.
Since 2017 Leonid is ambassador of world famous clarinet manufacturer - Henry Selmer Paris.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Schubert: Der Hirt Auf Dem Felsen, D. 965 Clarinet 1 week 2018
Rossini: Introduction, Theme & Variations Clarinet 1 week 2018
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto K. 622, A Major Clarinet 1 week 2017
Mozart: Clarinet Quintet, Kv 581, A Major Clarinet 1 week 2017
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 2, J. 118, Op. 74, E-flat Major Clarinet 1 week 2017


International music promotion, Clarinet competition, BELGIUM, Ghent (DIPLOMA, honorable mentioned)
International clarinet competition, Portugal, Lisbon (3rd prize)
International music promotion, clarinet competition, Belgium, kortrijk (DIPLOMA, honorable mentioned)