The Greek Chamber Music Project (GCMP) is an arts presenter and record label devoted to the music of Greek composers, shedding light on little-known chamber music works, as well as revisiting popular songs in a fresh way. GCMP is also committed to supporting the artists who perform and record this rich musical repertoire coming out of Greece and the Greek diaspora. GCMP’s concerts of all-Greek works are so unique, that similar programs are rarely performed even within Greece.
As a record label, it has several releases to its name, including “Hellenic Song: A Musical Migration” and “The Moon is Red: A Tribute to Manos Hadjidakis,” which feature a diverse selection of classical works and reimagined popular songs for piano, flute, violin, and voice.
Recent collaborations include an East Coast tour celebrating the Jews of Greece with Sephardic singer Sarah Aroeste, and a concert on songs of The Iliad by singer-songwriter Joe Goodkin at San Francisco State University. Past performance venues include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Library of Congress, as well as cultural centers and universities across the U.S. and Canada.
“The accomplished musicians’ dynamic and powerful performance stirred the imagination and fed the souls” – Hellenic Society Prometheas Newsletter, by Patty Apostolides, July 2014
“[Chamber music] may conjure different images to different people, but music of the Greek Chamber Music Project will transport you to another place, and time. For me, it took me seaside. The beautifully arranged pieces bring nostalgic thoughts of Greece. The works mirror life: at once calm and peaceful, then a bit moody, but we’re always brought back to that peaceful, beautiful time.” – Windy City Greek, by Maria Karamitsos, September 28, 2015
New Release in the Works
GCMP is working on a new album titled Synchronos: New Greek Voices, set to be released in Spring 2021. Learn more about the music and how you can donate.