Maria Aloupi

Born in Athens. She has given several recitals and chamber music concerts as a pianist in Europe. Since 2002 she has presented her works as a composer in concerts and festivals in several countries around the world, including the attendances in Stockhausen’s homage tour with Nicholas Isherwood in Greece, USA, Spain, France (2008), as also in 3rd ISCM - Romanian Section International Festival (December 2007) and in the frames of events of Sibiu of – cultural capital 2007. She has collaborated with artists as Daniel Kientzy, Nicholas Isherwood, Gerard Pape, Rex Richardson, Christophe Roy etc. She was artistic director of Conservatoires from 2000 until 2006. Since November 2006, she has been acting as artistic director at the Centre for Music Composition and Performance (www.cmcp.gr) in Athens. In 2008 co-founded the international mixed media festival ElectroMediaWorks '08 in Athens. In 2010, togerther with Andreas Diktyopoulos, she founds the Cultural Space ABOUT: (www.about-art.gr)

Piano Concerts

  • 05.07.11 - ABOUT: cultural venue, piano recital (me) titled "Derive". Works by S. Sciarrino, T. Murail, M. Feldman, G. Koumendakis, F. liszt.
  • 30.04.11 - Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Kryographia performance @ Photobiennale. Yiannis Melanitis - installation performance & concept, Maria Aloupi - piano performance & composition, Andreas Diktyopoulos - composition.
  • 25-26.02.11 - Herakleidon Museum, piano recital (me) titled "Oslo – Paris – Berlin: Landmarks" / Edvard Munch, Beyond the Scream. Works of E.Grieg, C.Debussy, A.Berg, A.Shoenberg, P.Dukas.
  • 4-5.10.10 - ABOUT: Wandelweiser Komponisten, Antoine Beuger (flute) & me (piano). Works by Michael Pisaro, Marcus Kaiser, Burkhard Schlothauer, Craig Shepard, Antoine Beuger, Anastassis Filippakopoulos.
  • 15.05.10 - Herakleidon Museum, piano recital (me) titled "Ballet Class" with dance performance. Works of F. Chopin, Cl. Debussy, R. Schumann, E. Satie.
  • 11.09.09 - Grypario Cultural Center (Mykonos), chamber music for piano (me) and cello (Christophe Roy). Works of Beethoven, Berg, Kodaly, Debussy
  • 06.12.08 - Tepfer concert hall (Paris), works of Erik Satie with me (piano) and with Nicholas Isherwood singing
  • 25.10.08 - Ημέρες Ηλεκτροακουστικής Μουσικής ΕΣΣΗΜ (Ρέθυμνο), συμμετοχή με το έργο 9' για πιάνο και tape, Μαρία Αλούπη (πιάνο)
  • 22 & 23.09.08 - Μουσείο Ηρακλειδών, στα πλαίσια της έκθεσης M.C. Escher, "έργα του Erik Satie" Μαρία Αλούπη (πιάνο), Nicholas Isherwood (τραγούδι)
  • 11.08.08 - Γρυπάρειο Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο (δήμου Μυκόνου), "έργα του Erik Satie" Μαρία Αλούπη (πιάνο), Nicholas Isherwood (τραγούδι)
  • 10.08.08 - Ίδρυμα Τηνιακού Πολιτισμού (δήμου Τήνου), "έργα του Erik Satie" Μαρία Αλούπη (πιάνο), Nicholas Isherwood (τραγούδι)

Concerts with my compositions

  • 30.04.11 - "Kryographia", performance @ Photobiennale performed by Maria Aloupi (piano) & Yiannis Melanitis (artist) - installation performance & concept. Work by Maria Aloupi & Andreas Diktyopoulos || 30.04.11 - Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 07.04.11 - "U" performed by Julie Ventura (cembalo) || Beton 7 cultural space - Athens, Grecce
  • 09.10.10 >> "Z213:EXIT" performed by Das Neue Ensemble (vl+vc) and Dimitris Lignadis (narrator) || Melina Merkouri Cultural Center - Ilion, Greece
  • 12.06.10 >> "VATO" performed by Ensemble Aleph || ABOUT: - Athens, Greece
  • 05.12.08 >> "Die Welt ist alles" performed by Nicholas Isherwood & Gerard Pape|| Festival licences - Paris, France
  • 28.11.08 >> "Die Welt ist alles" performed by Nicholas Isherwood & Gerard Pape || Seville, Spain
  • 26.10.08 >> "9'" for piano and tape, performed by me || Electroacoustic Music Days 2008 - Rethymno, Greece
  • 7.06.08 >> "Die Welt ist alles" performed by Nicholas Isherwood & Gerard Pape|| June in Buffalo - USA
  • 17.05.08 >> "Die Welt ist alles" performed by Nicholas Isherwood & me || ElectroMediaWorks 08 - Athens, Greece
  • 11.12.07 >> "Trio" for viola, piano and soprano saxophone performed by Trio Alto (Daniel Kientzy, Cornelia Petroiu, Mihai Virtosu) - Filarmonica "George Enescu" Buchurest. - 3rd ISCM, Romanian Section International Festival.
  • 09.12.07 >> "Trio" for viola, piano and soprano saxophone performed by Trio Alto (Daniel Kientzy, Cornelia Petroiu, Mihai Virtosu) - Cultural Center of Sibiu, in the frames of events of Cultural Capital of 2007.

Centre for Music Composition & Performance

ABOUT:

The Centre for Music Composition & Performance - CMPC opened in spring 2010 its new space, “ABOUT:”, located in the historical city center near the Acropolis in Psiri, one of the liveliest districts of Athens. On 18 Miaouli Street, just 50 meters away from “Monastiraki” metro station, the new venue occupies the first floor of a building that still roofs leatherwear manufactures. Maria Aloupi and Andreas Diktyopoulos personally supervised the design and renovation of this new space, configured to host contemporary art projects
(visual arts, music etc).

ABOUT: is an active creative project space, which will be presenting original projects – art events and will host relevant seminars and conferences. It will also be roofing the CMPC offices.

Centre for Music Composition & Performance

The Centre for Music Composition & Performance (CMPC) implements independent productions and projects at festivals and other cultural events organized by municipalities, museum, institutes, cinemas, theatres, cultural centers and concert halls both in Greece and abroad, as well as at private, independent venues.

In 2010, the Centre for Music Composition & Performance (CMPC) creates ABOUT: , a new cultural space that will function as a Cultural Center, on the basis of an annual artistic and educational program.

In its 3 years of operation,

from January 2007 till December 2009, approximately 15.000 people have attended concerts, festivals and other events and over 1000 people have attended the lectures and the seminars, organized by CMPC with the aim to educate and inform the public.

Past CMPC’s activities include:

- 16 productions of Concerts for Contemporary and Classical Music.
- A five-day mix art Festival, ElectroMediaWorks '08, including 42 concerts by organizations and artists from 25 countries and the presentation of 150 works and installations.
- The 2nd Tribute to Iannis Xenakis at the National Museum for Contemporary Art (EMST), 15 September – 11 October 2009.
- A series of 30 lectures & 10 seminars
- Participations in project by visual artists.
- Screenings of short film productions.
- Commissions for the composition of music works by Greek composers, with the aim to organize concerts and produce CD’s with works by Greek composers, for Nova Musica Label in Paris.
- Hosted and supported conferences and events organized by other organizations.
- Independent productions in the framework of events organized by other entities (municipalities, museums etc).

Σάββατο, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

New CMCP project space

I am in the pleasant place to announce that purchasing new space for the Centre for Music Composition & Performance (www.cmcp.gr) next to Monastiraki metro station in the historical center of Athens. The space this moment is renovated and will be ready in April 2010 to host interesting events around the music and arts.