Calliope Tsoupaki (1963, Piraeus, Greece ) started her career at the Hellinicon Conservatory in Athens and continued her studies in the Netherlands with Louis Andriessen. Since 2007 she also teaches at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
So far her oeuvre consists of more than 70 works for various instrumentations, from solo to orchestral works, dance, theatre, opera and multimedia projects. Her music is praised for its melodic character, warm sound and emotional quality. The New York Times once described her work as “dizzyingly beautiful” and the Dutch magazine TM called her “Monteverdi of the 20th century”.