Sofia Labropoulou is a kanun player, improviser and composer who has developed a distinct sound by merging the worlds of Greek and Mediterranean folk, classical Ottoman, western Medieval, experimental and contemporary music.
Although she is classically trained, having studied piano and classical percussion since the age of 8, it was love at first sight when she first encountered the kanun almost a decade later. With her Byzantine music studies degree in hand, she moved to Istanbul in 2003 to pursue her love of the kanun and study Ottoman music.
As a soloist, she collaborates with renowned composers, musicians, and orchestras from all over the world, she composes music and presents Kanun and Greek folk music master classes worldwide.

 After eight years of playing together with Vassilis Ketentzoglou, they released the duet’s first CD “Butterfly” (Odradek Records). Her first personal album “Sisyphus” was released in December 2020 (Odradek Records).
She currently lives in Vienna, Austria.