CALLIOPE TSOUPAKI - composerBREAKING NEWS:
On November 25th I will be appointed 'Componist des Vaderlands (Composer Laureate)' for the next two years. It is a great honour to be an ambassador of all composers, and to show the world what and how we create. I'd like to thank my predecessor Mayke Nas, who did such a wonderful job and will say goodbye to the Dutch audience in the radio-show 'De ochtend van 4' within a few hours.
Please watch the live TV-show Podium Witteman next Sunday, November 25th at 6 PM on NPO2. Trumpeter Eric Vloeimans will play a piece that I wrote for him and I am very happy to work with him again!
I am also working on a new piece for my next project: a composition for panpipes player Matthijs Koene. Premiere at December 10, 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Dom, Utrecht.
Wow, I was called a young composer in the Dutch newspaper NRC! More important, Joost Galema wrote that my 'Salto di Saffo' (which premiered on Saturday, October 6 in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam) is a classic already. So grateful for the five stars! The review (in Dutch) here>>
And the other great news is that you can hear the performance here>>
Lees mijn interview in Dagblad Trouw door Frederike Bernsten 29 juli 2018
Review TRAGOUDI from "Het Parool" on June 11th (Erik Voermans)…."pièce de résistance at the concert is "Tragoudi," Calliope Tsoupaki's commission from the Holland Festival; an impressive double concert for clarinet and trumpet. The music is slow, lingering and diatonic (the Dorian scale is a favorite) and seems to bear the sadness of the entire world. A full Carré listened attentively for 25 minutes, deeply moved."
Some photos from the premiere of Tragoudi on June 8th!
FORTRESS EUROPE (2017) 90'
Opera in 5 scenes with a prologue
MARIKEN IN DE TUIN DER LUSTEN (2015) 160'
MARIKEN IN THE GARDEN OF DELIGHTS
Opera in 3 acts
OIDÍPOUS (2014) 90'
Oratorio in 6 parts
for 3 singers and baroque chamber orchestra
MARIA (2012) 160'
Oratorio in 4 parts
St. LUKE PASSION (2008) 120'
ΠΑΘΗ ΚΑΤΑ ΛΟΥΚΑΝ
Oratorio in 4 parts (including 1 interval)
for tenor, byzantine singer, 3 madrigal singers, 3 byzantine singers, one oriental female singer, kemençe, ney, qanun, and chamber ensemble.
1. Hymnos (Ύμνος)
2. Aria (Άρια)
3. Threnos (Θρήνος)
4. Pathos (Πάθος)