As you set out for Ithaka
hope your road is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
C. P. Cafavy (1863-1933)

“I am quite aware of the fact that every composition is a sort of farewell, as though I’m turning a page in my life,” says the Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki. “For me, each new piece means both gain and loss at the same time.” Is this a statement typical of a ‘nostalgic’ composer? Perhaps. But it is above all a sober confirmation of a fact. With Tsoupaki, yearning and clear-headedness go effortlessly hand in hand. And that is becoming ever more evident in her music.

Read the entire article by Saskia Törnqvist here:

Tussen Bach en Bacchus
She was born in Greece, but studied with Louis Andriessen. Although she feels half Dutch,
the Greek culture is still gnawing at her soul. The two worlds of composer Calliope Tsoupaki.

Read the entire article (in Dutch) by Oswin Schneeweiss here: