Tihomir Popovic is Professor and Research Coordinator in History and Theory of Music at the Hochschule Luzern where he acts as Speaker of the Music History Group. He is also Lecturer in Music Theory at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany. He has been elected Member of the Senior Common Room of the Wadham College, University of Oxford for the Michaelmas Term 2019.
Popovic was born and grew up in Belgrade, Serbia. He studied piano with Bernd Goetzke, a pupil of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, and composition with Ladislav Kupkovic at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover. He took his doctorate in musicology at the Humboldt University in Berlin where his supervisor was Hermann Danuser. Later, he also took his habilitation at this University.
At the Hochschule Osnabrück, Popovic was deputy professor and head of the department of Composition, Music Theory and Aural Training. He was also lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
Popovic´s particular research interests are performance studies, piano music, English and British Music, music theory of the Renaissance, discourse analysis, musical archaism, exoticism and global history of music. Recent publications include the books Mäzene – Manuskripte – Modi. Untersuchungen zu My Ladye Nevells Booke (Stuttgart: Steiner 2013) and Der Dschungel und der Tempel: Indien-Konstruktionen in der britischen Musik und dem Musikschrifttum 1794-1914 (Stuttgart: Steiner 2017). Popovic is also active as lyricist (in German), children´s book and travel writer (in Serbian).