Sofia Labropoulou.

Sofia Labropoulou
Sofia Labropoulou

 

Sofia Labropoulou’ s distinct sound and musical expression can built a bridge between folk, classical Ottoman and western Medieval music. She is a distinguished qanun player and composer based in Budapest. Sofia’ s most influential period has always been her studies and experiences in Istanbul (2003 – 2006) next to leading exponents of the instrument such as Ahmet Meter. Awarded with a diploma in Byzantine music, she studied piano, classical and folk percussion in Greece. As soloist she has collaborated with some of the most prominent folk and contemporary musicians, actors, directors, composers and ensembles from the Greek and the world music scene, worldwide, such as John Psathas, Marta Sebestyen, Robyn Schulkowsky, Kalman Balogh, Dominique Vellard, Ross Daly, Ballake Sissoko, Efren Lopez, Niyazi Sayin, Omer Erdogdular, Derya Turkan, Andrea Segre, Luca Bigazzi, Sergio Marchesini, Giorgos Trandalidis, Karolos Voutsinas, Orestis Karamanlis, Lost Bodies, amongst others.