Stéphane Tsapis is a passionate traveller, composer, and pianist who has forever been building bridges between his Mediterranean roots and multicultural Paris, the international gateway and melting pot where he grew up.

In 2015, he formed a trio with Marc Buronfosse and Arnaud Biscay. They have since toured such varied places as Romania, Greece, Columbia, Japan, Mexico and Tadjikistan with their album “Border Lines”, not forgetting an occasional visit to France.

As leader of the group Kaïmaki, Stéphane Tsapis produced the album “Mataroa” as a showcase for the spoken word, specifically his own father’s voice recounting the forced exile of Greek people caused by the civil war. With his album “ Le Tsapis Volant”, ("The Flying Tsapis”, a pun on the French “tapis volant” for "magic carpet”), the aim was to blend the particular voice of the oriental piano, a singular musical instrument producing a unique sound, with female voices from wide-ranging backgrounds. It was meant as a musical retrospective featuring his artistic collaborations from the recent past.

Filmography

2016 - Symphonic cine-concert  The Immigrant (Chaplin), direction Xavier Delette, soloist Jean-Charles Richard

Also at the Megaron Athens with Athens state orchestra, direction Stéphane Tsapis, soloist Dimitris Tsakas

         - The invitation, Daphné Bengoa

2015 - Faux Fuyants, Benjamin Travade
         -
112 Pizza, Elefterios Zacharopoulos with Thierry Frémont and Lola Dewaere

2014 - Liberté Egalité cheveux lissés, Elefterios Zacharopoulos with Denis Lavant.

         - La Nuit autour, Benjamin Travade with Erika Sainte

2012 - Promesse de pute, Elefterios Zacharopoulos
         -
Khaos, les visages humains de la crise grecque, Ana Dumitresccu

         - Cine-concert piano solo, The Kid de Charlie Chaplin, Institut français de Mexico

2011 - cine-concert The Immigrant for sextet (Charlie Chaplin)

Discography

2019 - LE PIANO ORIENTAL, Piano Solo, Coolabel

2019 - LE TSAPIS VOLANT, Stéphane Tsapis trio and friends, Crsital records, Sony music Entertainment

2017 - Classe Moyenne, Vincent Touchard quintet, Klarthe

2016 - Border Lines, Stéphane Tsapis trio, cristal records, harmonia mundi

         - AEGN, Marc Buronfosse project, Abalone, l'autre distribution

2015 - Le But c'est le chemin, Georges Paczynski trio, arts et spectacles

2014 - Charlie et Edna, Stéphane Tsapis trio, cloud, japan
2013 - Sezam, Nicolas Bauer quintet, autoproduction
2012 - Mataroa, Kaïmaki, autoproduction en partenariat avec la SACEM

         - Musique pour 4 mains et une bouche en duo avec la saxophoniste Maki Nakano, open music

2010 - Tityre, Virginie Capizzi quartet featuring Sébastien Llado, autoproduction

         - VROUM, Vroum, meedium band, autoproduction

2008 - Danse de travers, Ky, featuring Stéphane Payen 2006 - TSALA, with Nelly Lavergne, autoproduction

 

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