Inner Life – A Piece for Courage and Hope: music in times of COVID-19
These are hard times. The COVID-19 virus is spreading over the whole world and its impact is indescribable. People are dying, becoming ill and lonely, cannot meet and touch each other.
So Calliope Tsoupaki decided to write a new piece as the Composer Laureate of the Netherlands, because we need music in these times to survive, to bring hope and to open our hearts in order to help each other. She wrote the piece ‘Inner Life – A Piece for Courage and Hope’ for pianist Saskia Lankhoorn, who plays in a very vulnerable yet powerful way. It was premiered at the show Podium Witteman on the Dutch national television on 29 March 2020.
<World premiere of Calliope Tsoupaki’s ‘Inner Life’ played by Saskia Lankhoorn, piano>