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Socrates Sinopoulos Quartet & Katerina Papadopoulou

Date: 12.07.2011   Heroes' Square

When tradition meets world music Socrates Sinopoulos Quartet & Katerina Papadopoulou


The master of kemence Socrates Sinopoulos and gifted musicians who composit the quartet, John Kyrimkyridis (piano), Kyriakos Tapakis (oud) and Dimitris Emmanuel (drums) , present a new way of reading and adapting instrumental pieces and songs from the musical traditions of Greece, at the same time presenting their compositions and experimentation in the virgin area of contemporary creation having as a starting point the Greek

and the related to it musical traditions.


They are accompanied by the wonderful voice of Katerina Papadopoulou, one of the most important voices of Greek traditional songs, who handles comfortably particular local idioms and supports the repertoire in a variety of personal concert recordings and collaborating with major singers and musicians in the area.


Socrates Sinopoulos was born in Athens. He studied classical guitar while Byzantine music and folk song, originally at the faculty of S. Kara and then at the faculty of the schools I.Tsiamoulis. In 1988 he began lessons in lyra and lute with Ross Daly and a year later he joined the band "Labyrinth."


The last 20 years he has been working with musicians, composers and singers from Greece and abroad in various ensembles, participating in recordings and concerts. Among other things, he has worked with: Domna Samiou, Chronis Aidonidis, Ara Dinkjian, Loreena Mckennitt, Evanthia Remboutsika, Derya Turkan etc. He has edited the production of several CDs of traditional music, especially the last ten years productions of the

Association of the Municipal Hall of D. Samiou. His personal discography includes the CDs: «Lyra" 1996, "Letter from the City," 2003, "Like a Swallow" 2007 and "A Touch weights" 2010.


In 2000 he was honored by the Ministry of Culture with the National Award for Young Artists, "Melina Mercouri". He is a lecturer of the Department of Music Science and Art, University of Macedonia.


Katerina Papadopoulou was born in Athens. At the age of eight she joined the chorus of traditional music Tsiamoulis where she attended folk songs, Byzantine music and traditional dances. He studied oud with H. Tsiamoulis and Byzantine music with the same initial and later by G. Arvanitis acquiring "a diploma in Byzantine music" in 2000.


From an early age she appeared in concert halls and music scenes and participated in theatrical performances, singing and playing oud. She has worked with: Domna Samiou, Pantelis Thalassinos, Nikos Papazoglou, Christos Tsiamoulis, Centre of Minor Asia Studies, Greek Music Archive, Nikos Xydakis, Peter Dourdoumpaki, etc. in concerts and recordings. She participated in two seasons of the state television and special tributes in



In Spring 2000 - after studying and doing personal research - along with S. Sinopoulos, B. Karipis and P. Dimitrakopoulos recorded the CD «Ta tragoudakia mou poulo" which had unreleased songs from Honey of Minor Asia. In 2007 she published the cd-single "Like a swallow" with music and lyrics of Socrates Sinopoulos. In the fall of 2008 she released the solo album entitled "Amygdalaki tsakisa" with selections of songs from the musical traditions of the Greek area. In 2010, together with Socrates Sinopoulos and Christos Tsiamoulis, they released the CD "Politiki Zigia", a live recording concert in Utrecht in November 2008.She teaches traditional song at the Athens Conservatory.


• The show will be presented in Nicosia on Wednesday, July 13th at the Axiothea Mansion, in the 14th Cultural

Festival, University of Cyprus.


Heroes' Square - Tuesday, July 12 - Time 20.30

Admission: Free


Info: 77 77 77 45

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