INFOBOXGenre(s): Contemporary Music, Folk, Global, Jazz/Improvised Music
From: Vienna, Austria
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Sofia Labropoulou is a kanun player, composer and improviser who has developed a distinct sound from masterfully blending the worlds of folk, classical Ottoman, western Medieval, experimental and contemporary music.
Classically trained with piano and classical percussion since age of 8, it was instant love when she first encountered the kanun almost a decade later. With her Byzantine music diploma in hand she moved to Istanbul in (2003) to pursue her love of the kanun and study Ottoman music.
As a soloist, she collaborates with renowned composers, musicians, and orchestras from all over the world, she composes music and presents kanun and Greek folk music master classes worldwide. Her first personal album “Sisyphus” was released in December 2020 (by Odradek Records). She currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria.