Pianist, chamber musician, culture manager. Born in Poland. He regularly performs at national and international concerts and festivals. He has performed at philharmonics in Białystok, Bydgoszcz, Wrocław and Tallinn. He graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, where he studied under the supervision of professor Krystyna Borucińska, specializing in piano chamber music, and the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz in the piano class of professor Ewa Pobłocka. He is also a graduate of Postgraduate Studies in Culture Managers at the Warsaw School of Economics.

Paweł Popko is the winner of many awards at international competitions, including: 1st prize at the International Music Forum in Mäntta, Finland, 3rd prize at the 5th International Piano Competition A. Rubinstein in Saint Petersburg. He also achieved success playing in chamber ensembles. He won, among others 2nd prize at the 16th International Music Competition J. Zarębski in Warsaw, as well as a special award for the best performance of a Polish composer’s work at the 20th International Chamber Music Competition. K. Bacewicz in Łódź. The most recent success is a distinction and two special awards at the 2nd International Competition of Polish Music in Rzeszów. Paweł Popko participated in master classes conducted by such artists as: Dina Yoffe, Anna Malikova, Alexey Orlovestky, Kevin Kenner, Andrzej Jasiński.

The pianist is particularly fascinated by contemporary music, which is characterized by interesting intellectual content, energy and potential for creative expression. In 2020, Paweł Popko, together with the Chopin University Modern Ensemble, recorded their debut album with works by composers of new music. The album was released by Chopin University Press and was nominated for the Fryderyk 2021 award.