Periklis Papapetropoulos
Papapetropoulos

Periklis Papapetropoulos was born in Athens but grew up on the island of Crete. His first musical experiences were with Cretan traditional music and at the age of 16 he participated in village festivals as part of the group of  Psarantonis playing laouto and bulgari. In 1985 he met Ross Daly and studied saz and tanbur with him for several years before becoming a regular member of his ongoing musical workshop “Labyrinth”. As a member of “Labyrinth” he participated in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad.

He is also a very experienced and renowned teacher of saz and lavta having taught at the Experimental Musical Gymnasium-Lyceum of Pallini, the society for the dissemination of National Music, and the Musical Workshop “Labyrinth.” He has many accomplished students who are today amongst the finest instrumentalists in Greece. He has recorded 2 solo CDs as well as his most recent project “Saz Grubu” (Seistron/MBI, www.aerakis.net ) , an orchestra of saz players who play music from Turkey, Greece, and Bulgaria.

He has collaborated with many great musicians of the traditional music scene such as Mehmet Erenler,Talip Ozkan, Paco Penia, Djamchid Chemirani, Kabul Ensemble, Huun-Huur-Tu, Naseer Shamma, Dariush Talai, Hamid Reza Khabbazi, Pedram Kahavar-Zamini, Dhruba Ghosh, Rufus Cappadocia, Vassilis Soukas, Kostas Mountakis, Nikos Saragoudas , Chronis Aidonides, Stelios Petrakis, Giorgos Kotsinis, Domna Samiou,Christos Tsiamoulis Christos Sikkis, Petros Tambouris and many more.

He is a permanent member of the Stelios Petrakis' ensemble, of "Letter from Istanbul" group and leader of the group Passed Isolated, which performs innovative compositions of young and talented Greek musicians. He also performs a lavta duet with Sokratis Sinopoulos since 2003, when they first presented this project in Labyrinth Musical Workshop.

 

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