Born in Athens in 1974, Sokratis Sinopoulos began his musical education studying
the Constantinopolitan lyre and the lute and his since become a contemporary master of both, with a distinctive style forged by his training in diverse musical traditions.
Working with musicians from across the world, his collaborations cross boundaries between musical genres, encompassing jazz, classical and rebetiko (a Greek genre broadly meaning ‘urban popular song’) as well as the folk traditions of Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.
In 2010, he formed the Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet whose debut album, Eight Winds, was released on ECM records to excellent reviews. In March 2019, the Quartet returned with new album Metamodal, also produced by Manfred Eicher and released by ECM Records.