Yuri Popowycz

Yuri Popowycz

violin

Yuri Popowycz is a Violinist living in Russell Woods, Detroit. He received his training through the Suzuki Strings of Madison, Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Oberlin Conservatory. Yuri was raised in a house of music and enjoys carrying on the tradition of performing and teaching. He serves as co-concertmaster of the Michigan Philharmonic, as well as performs regularly around south-eastern Michigan; playing with the Michigan Opera Theatre, Orchestra Sono, Dearborn, Toledo, and wherever else his strings take him.

Alongside averaging 90 performances a year since his move to Detroit in 2015, Yuri records for local groups around the city, as well as produces electronic music, and manages music labels of his own. On occasional weekends, you can find him behind the mixing desk in his home studio, running his “Studio Sunday” sessions, which see collaboration from artists across many genres.

Yuri teaches violin through the Sphinx organization at elementary schools within Detroit, as well as with Compás in the southwest area of the city, and operates a small private studio.
He plays on a 1941 violin by Piero Parravicini, and his bow is a David Samuels.