Minka Popović was born in Belgrade in 1988. She received the highest honors at the Music University in Belgrade, after which she began her studies at the “Universität Mozarteum”, Salzburg, with Prof. Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch (2008). In 2012 she completed her bachelor's degree and in 2016 her master's degree (concert subject) in the same class. She also studied in the class of Prof. Eldar Nebolsin (Hanns Eisler University of Music, Berlin).
Her pianistic career has been crowned by an impressive number of competition prizes, including several first prizes in national and international piano competitions: first prize at the Chopin Competition in Rome (2005), second prize at the Athens International Piano Competition (Greece, 2006), second prize at the “ Villa de Capdepera ”(international competition, Spain, 2006), special first prize at the“ Banjaluka Biennale ”(Bosnia, 2008), third prize at the“ XXI Ramon Lull Rotary Club Piano Competition ”(Spain, 2014), special prize from the royal family Serbia's Karadjordjevic for "extraordinary achievements", etc. In 2010 she won a selection game for a Mozart concert (KV 453) with the symphony orchestra of the Mozarteum University. In 2011 she performed in the 'Philharmonisches Salon' of the Berliner Philharmoniker, where she repeated her great success with a similar project in February 2013. She is the winner of the “Young Artist of the Year” award from the Serbian Tonkünstler-Bundesverband (2013).
She completed numerous concert appearances in Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Spain, Greece, Germany and Austria. In addition to solo tasks, she enthusiastically devotes herself to chamber music in various ensemble formations, currently primarily her trio "Susak" (special prize at the Braunschweig International Competition 2013) and the flautist Marko Zupan (SLO).
She has worked on various projects with soloists from the Slovenian Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Salzburg and Camerata Salzburg. She had played recital evenings several times with the tenor Alexander Hüttner (Landestheater Salzburg, BachWerkVokal Salzburg) and soprano Rea Alaburic (Landestheater Salzburg). Minka also worked for a year during her studies as a répétiteur in the saxophone class at the University of “Mozarteum” (Prof. Peter Gasteiger) and for years as a répétiteur in the flute class (Masterclass) in Kastela / Croatia (Prof. Marko Zupan). From the winter semester 2019/20 she will be the study assistant of Prof. Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
She is the artistic director of the “Susak Music Festival” (“Susačke glazbene večeri”) - an event on the small Croatian island that has been attracting international artists for ten years.