Calliope Tsoupaki

Reviews behind the moon – Opening Cello Biënnale 2022

Photo by Veerle Bastiaanssen


“Larissa Groeneveld’s magnificent rendition of large, rapid leaps, long, building tones and finally, wobbly, fading glissandos repeatedly portrayed a rarefied hope that shattered into doubt, like a soundtrack to the Sisyphus myth.”

Translated from NRC, Rahul Gandolahage, 24-10-2022 17:01



“Beautiful were the downward gliding tones, with shivery extinction at the end”

Translated from Volkskrant, Guido van Oorschot, 21 oktober 2022, 14:29


During the Cello Biennale, a cello piece will have its World Premiere almost every day. Brand new notes that enrich the cello repertoire. In this inspiring episode, Beitske de Jong speaks with composers: Calliope Tsoupaki, Kate Moore, Martijn Padding and Peter Vigh!