Katerina Papadopoulou




, , Greek, Greek (Crete)

Katerina Papadopoulou is one of the rare Greek singers who continues the art of the old traditional masters. She is known for the exceptional fluency with which she moves between different styles, always infusing her own unique expression.

Katerina has released several recordings of both traditional and contemporary Greek music. In 2002, she released Ta Tragoudakia mou Poulo, her first personal album and the culmination of extensive research. The album presents old traditional songs from Asia Minor and was voted by Echo & Artis as the best Greek traditional album in 2002. In May 2007, she released the EP, San Helidoni, singing three songs of Sokratis Sinopoulos, followed by Amygdalaki Tsakisa (English title: Drawing in an Almond) in 2008, featuring songs from many regions of Greece. In May 2010, she released the live album, Politiki Zygia with Hristos Tsiamoulis and Sokratis Sinopoulos. In March 2019, she participated in the live recording in a historic monastery in Karpathos, Greece with the Notio Toxo ensemble .

Internationally, she collaborates with Jordi Savall in the Mare Nostrum, Esperit del Balkans, Pelerinages de l‘ame, Orient, Occident, and the Ibn Battuta programmes. Mare Nostrum is the subject of a documentary film of Scuola Vivante, where she played one of the protagonists. She also collaborated with the baroque group L' Arpeggiata on the album, Mediterraneo (2013), featuring old songs from the Mediterrenean Sea. Her next album, Anastatica, is about to be published by Saphrane records.

Katerina teaches Greek traditional singing and repertory at the Postgraduate Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has also presented Greek singing seminars in France with the Hiphaistia Association Européenne Pour l’ Expression de la Culture Grecque every six months for the past 10 years.