This workshop will focus on pieces from the Urban Music legacy of Ioannina and it will have the form of a rehearsal, during which instrumentation and performance will take place.
The lessons are open for singers and musicians regardless of their level. (There is no limitation to the instruments that can participate). The target of the workshop is for the participants to perform during a concert on the 12th of July. The musical pieces will be sent out to the participants upon their enrolment.
Sofia Labropoulou' s distinct sound and musical expression can build a bridge between folk, classical Ottoman and western Medieval music. She is a distinguished kanun 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 the piano, classical and folk percussion in Greece. As a 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, Márta Sebestyén, Robyn Schulkowsky, Kalman Balogh, Dominique Vellard, Ross Daly, Ballake Sissoko, Efren Lopez, Niyazi Sayin, Omer Erdogdular, Derya Turkan, Andrea Segre, Luca Bigazzi, Giorgos Trandalidis, Karolos Voutsinas, Orestis Karamanlis and Lost Bodies.