Bio.
InDuologue

    […]”The well practiced play of Stefanopoulos, consisting of pizzicato, bowing and even drumming, is of high class. […] Alexandra’s voice is cheerful, slightly frolic and especially youthful. […] The two enrich each other. They are able to grab the attention of the audience, which is not easy considering the genre.”
    Eric DeBoer, Hifi NL

    It’s not easy to replace an entire orchestra but it’s a joy to listen to Vasilis’ accompaniment. His accompaniment seems effortless and he ensures that the whole remains euphonious.”
    Hessel Fluitman, JazzFLits, NL

    Highly recommended […] The album InDuologue Blue Skies is already super mysterious during the opening track, whispering voices left and right make you look around. […] The recording is clear and very transparant which gives the album a modern analytical timbre.”
    Music Emotion NL

     

    “InDuologue” is a musical dialogue between a Voice and a Double Bass that introduces you to an acoustic kind of jazz listening.
    The two interpreters blend their sounds in such a way that makes their music feel intimate and distinctive, almost as if it was directed to each listener personally.

    Alexandra Lerta: Voice
    Vasilis Stefanopoulos: Double Bass
     
    Bio

    Alexandra Lerta was born in Athens(Greece).

    She studied Acting at the National Theatre School of Greece (1998-2001) and worked in the theatre for a few years before deciding to make a turn in to jazz music. She started studying singing in 1997 and being fond of Musical theatre at the time, she took several musical theatre summer courses in London(central school of speech and drama 1996, Mountview School of arts 1997, Guildford school of acting 1999). During these years she started developing a great love for Jazz music. In 2005 she followed a Jazz singing course in Edinburgh with Sheila Jordan as a main teacher and at that point she decided to commit to jazz music for good.

    In 2006 she moved to Holland and studied for one year at Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam and in 2007 she decided to continue her study in The Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

    Since then she has been singing in several places in Holland and Greece.

    During her studies she attended workshops by important musicians such as: Sheila Jordan, Jocelyn Smith, Bobby McFerrin, David Liebman, Sanna van Vliet, Fay Claasen, Branford Marsalis,…She completed her Bachelors study in June 2011.

    From 2002 until 2004 she performed also as an actress in the Experimental stage of the National Theatre of Greece and under the Direction of Stathis Livathinos in several theatre plays.

    She has also been working as a Voice-Over artist, giving her voice to cartoons and dubbed foreign language series for Greek Television and Cinema since 1999.
     

    Vasilis Stefanopoulos

    Vasilis Stefanopoulos was born in Greece and became involved in music from an early age starting with piano and guitar lessons. Shortly after this he discovered the folk music of his country and started playing baglama. Already in high school he was involved in school bands performing for celebrations. After gaining interest in performing blues, funk and rock music, he began taking bass guitar lessons at the Municipal Conservatorium of Patras from Andreas Georgiou. Soon after, he also decided to start classical double bass lessons from Heracles Soumelidis at the same conservatorium. After only two years of playing the double bass he appeared as a soloist with Hellas Orchestra of Patras.

    Meanwhile, he became interested in jazz. After meeting the great bass player and teacher Hein van de Geyn, he moved to the Netherlands to study in the jazz department of the Royal Conservatorium of The Hague. Once in The Hague he was very lucky to be able to study with Hein van de Geyn, Frans van der Hoeven, Uli Glassman and Tony Overwater. During his second year of studies and wanting to explore and expand his musical and technical skills, he decided to join the classical department of the same conservatorium. He studied with the highly esteemed teachers Jean Paul Everts, Knut Guettler and Quirijn van Regteren Altena. During his study years, he was very active participating in various ensembles with styles of music ranging from big band to symphony orchestra, also including numerous smaller combos. Continuing his musical education, he completed a master’s in jazz also in The Hague.

    Apart from his studies, he has been working professionally as a musician including both touring and recording. In 2008 he recorded with the Poly Quartet the CD “Perfumed Dreams”. With this same group he won the International Jazz competition “Motives for Jazz” in Hasselt Belgium. The Poly Quartet has also been heavily involved in touring throughout Greece. As well, in 2008 Vasilis played with the great French clarinet player Michel Portal in the Athens Concert Hall. In the summer of 2009 he was selected to play with the world famous guitarist George Benson in the North Sea Jazz Festival for A Tribute to Nat King Cole. Around the same time, he began playing with the contemporary ensemble Modelo62.

    He has participated with in numerous concerts and festivals including North Sea Jazz Festival, Play Festival Belgium, Tinos Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival Kalamata, Dag in De Branding Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt, New Works Festival Southampton, Festival Breaking the Waves, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Den Haag, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Bimhuis, Het Concertgebouw, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, De Doelen, Lantaren Venster, Axes Jazz Power, Philharmonie Haarlem, Dr Anton Philipszaal, Muziekcentrum Frits Philips, Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh, Athens Concert Hall, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Tou Scene, Het Nutshuis, Theater Kikker, Korzo Theater.

    He has been touring across Europe in jazz clubs and festivals in such places as The Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Italy, England, Norway, Sao Tome and Principe, Portugal, USA and Argentina.