Born in Bulgaria, Lily Popova began studying the piano at the age of five. Her musical skills developed quickly, and she began performing in concerts and competitions by the time she was seven.
Lily’s love for performing has touched audiences throughout the world - she has appeared on live radio broadcasts for the Classical music stations in Los Angeles, as well as on CBS TV-Channel 2. She has been participant in major fund-raising events, such as a televised performance for ACT for MS Foundation in Palm Springs, which benefits research and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Lily Popova has distinguished herself as the winner of the Bronislaw Kaper Piano Competition, sponsored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Music Center Spotlight Award for Classical Music, the Pasadena Fine Arts Club scholarship, and the First Prize at the Joanna Hodges International Competition in Palm Springs. She has been the soloist for such noted ensembles as the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with the Mexico City Youth Orchestra under Jorge Mester in Mexico City and with the International Chamber Ensemble of Rome, Italy. She performs and tours regularly both as a soloist and as a chamber musician with piano quartet “St.Ivo”, having toured with them throughout Italy and both coasts of the United States, including performances in New York City at the Embassy of Argentina.
Recently Lily recorded and released two solo albums: “Favorite Short Pieces” by Frederic Chopin, and “Compositions” by Lily Popova, featuring her own original piano music for the first time.