Jürgen Popp

credit Hans Engels

The musician is a native of Munich and took his first piano lessons from his mother at the age of six. After completing his military service, Jürgen Popp began his studies at the Richard Strauss Conservatory of the State Capital of Munich, where he was trained by his own father, who was principal bassoonist with the Munich Philharmonic. In 1983 Jürgen Popp passed his examinations in his major study of bassoon, the following year he was engaged by Sergiu Celebidache for the bassoon section of the Munich Philharmonic.