Calliope Tsoupaki

Chamber music

AERIKO (2017) 8′
for violin and piano
commissioned by: Oskar Back Violin Concours 2018 and featured as the obligatory
contemporary composition for the all the candidates, being performed 15 times during the concours.
Premiere: January 2018 by all 15 Oskar Back Violin Concours candidates

TRIPTYCHON (2005-2013) 55’40
trilogy for string quartet and clarinet
1. Mercurius (20’29)
2. Lychnos tis posi mou (17’14)
3. Eothinon (17’56)

NARCISSUS (2013) 60′
Play for Music and Scent
for violin, piano, harp, horn, violoncello and bass clarinet, and scent.
commissioned by November Music Festival by the financial support of NFPK
composed for Gerard Bouwhuis and Heleen Hulst & Nieuw Amsterdamse Peil.
dedicated to Gerard Bouwhuis and Heleen Hulst
Premiere: 9 November during the November Music Festival, in Den Bosch
27 April 2014 Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ , during the November Music Festival day in Amsterdam

EOTHINON (2013) 20′
(work in progress title Groeibrilliant)
For string quartet
commissioned: by Het Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam with the financial support of FPK
Premiere: The piece with the title “Groeibriljant” was premiered in fragments as work in progress during the string quartet season concerts at the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, from October 2012 to May 2013. Each string quartet was performing the previous minutes plus the new that were composed specially for their concert. The last quartet (Matanghi string quartet) premiered the completed work.
The composition is renamed ‘Eothinon’ and it is the third part of the trilogy for string quartet and clarinet “TRIPTYCHON”

ESTAMPIDA (2006) 2′
for recorder quartet
composed for Brisk Recorder Quartet
premiere: 3 December 2006 at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam

LYCHNOS TIS POSI MOU (2005) 20′
for string quartet & clarinet
composed for: Spectra Ensemble
commissioned by: Musica Sacra Festival – Maastricht
dedicated to the priest and monk Ananias Koustenis
premiere: September 18, 2005
“Lychnos tis posi mou” is the second part of the trilogy for string quartet and clarinet TRIPTYCHON

MERCURIUS (2005) 20′
for string quartet
composed for: Zephyr String Quartet
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
dedicated to Edzard Mik
premiere: June 17, 2005 Korzo Theater – The Hague
“Mercurius” is the first part of the trilogy for string quartet and clarinet “TRIPTYCHON”

TRIO (2001) 12′
for flute, bass clarinet & piano
composed for: Kaida Trio/their Tera de Marez Oyens concours prize.
commissioned by:Tera de Marez Oyens Stichting
premiered during the Tera de Marez Oyens concours 2002 – Uylenburger Synagoge – Amsterdam

LOCUS ALIUS (2000) 16′
for recorder quartet & string quartet
composed for: Loeki Stardust Recorder Quartet and the Doelen String Quartet
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst

2000&1 (1999) 7′
for recorder quartet
composed for: ensemble BRISK.
premiere: ensemble BRISK.
edited by: ASCOLTA

ADIEU (1999) 9′
for bassoon & violoncello
commissioned by: Amsterdams Fonds vd Kunst.

TOGETHER (1999) 9′
for piano (two players)
commissioned by: the Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: L. van Doeselaar & W. Jordans, 1999 – Concertgebouw – Amsterdam

NO NAME II (1998) 6′
for oboe t & violin
premiere: Han de Vries and Vera Beths, April 1998 – Vondelkerk Festival – Amsterdam

NO NAME I (1997) 6′
for oboe t & violin
premiere: Han de Vries and Vera Beths, April 1997 – Vondelkerk Festiva – Amsterdam

AERINON (1996) 3′
for recorder quartet
composed for: Recorder Quartet Brisk
premiere: Recorder Quartet Brisk, January 31,1996 – Amsterdam
edited by: ASCOLTA

INTERFACE (1996) 18′
for oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, bassoon & bass clarinet
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: Calefax Ensemble, May 1996 – Amsterdam

ETHRA (1995) 13′
for flute, violin, viola, cello & harp
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: the Renoir Ensemble, 1996, CBK, opening of the installation ICON by Krikor Momdjian

SWEET IF YOU LIKE (1994) 7′
for electric guitar ,tuba ,doublebass & percussion
premiere: High Gravity Band, 1994 – Ysbreker – Amsterdam

ORPHIC FIELDS (1993) 16′
for flute, 2 harps & 2 pianos
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: E.Pameijer Flute, J.Sprenkels & E.Stoop harp, L.van Doeselaar & W.Jordans piano, 1993 – Concertgebouw [Vara Matinee] – Amsterdam

EROS AND PSYCHE (1992) 13′
for wind octet & double bass
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, 1992 – Concertgebouw – Amsterdam

SONG FOR FOUR (1991) 5′
for string quartet
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst”
premiere: 1989, by students of the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, at the opening of the 2nd Chamber of the Dutch Parliament – The Hague.

WHEN I WAS 27 (1990) 18′
for viola & double bass
commissioned by: Fonds Scheppende Toonkunst
premiere: Suzanne van Els viola, Pieter Smithuysen doublebass,1991 – Ysbreker – Amsterdam

GREEK DANCE (1990) 9′
for piano
premiere: Calliope Tsoupaki, 1990, Royal Conservatory, the Hague.

MUSIC FOR SAXOPHONES (1989) 13′
for saxophone quartet
premiere: the Netherlands Saxophone Quartet, 1989, Vredenburg, Utrecht.

NOCTURNAL SOUNDS…AND THE IVY LEAVES ARE TREMBLING (1988) 18′
for violoncello & piano
premiere: Tanya Tomkins cello, Jaap Dercksen piano, 1990 – Ysbreker – Amsterdam

SILVER MOMENTS (1987) 20′
for 2 pianos & 2 percussion players
premiere: M.Senden, J.Mulder percussion, Hans Eisackers, R. van Houdt piano
1990 – Royal Conservatory – The Hague