Tawnya Popoff

Canadian violist Tawnya Popoff enjoys an exciting and versatile international career. In addition to being principal violist with the Vancouver Opera (BC) since 2007, she is a member of the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (TX), the Walden School Players (NH) and a founding member of Microcosmos string quartet/Kessler Academy (BC). Ms. Popoff has given solo and chamber music recitals, including the North American premiere of the viola concerto Dark Light by Ching-Wei Chao in 2018.

Ms. Popoff has a keen interest in inter-disciplinary projects and is an enthusiastic supporter of works by living artists. She has commissioned and premiered and recorded dozens of works and served on the faculties of the Perlman Music Program, University of Pennsylvania, Syracuse University, SUNY Buffalo and more.

Aside from musical pursuits, Ms. Popoff had a cycling tour company in NYC, designs handmade games and toys for her little friends, volunteers regularly and passionately enjoys the great outdoors in all seasons!