Sokratis Sinopoulos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied classical guitar while taking lessons in Byzantine music and Greek folk song, initially at S.Karas’ school and then at I.Tsiamoulis’ where he sang with the school children’s choir. In 1988 he started studying Lyra and Lute with Ross Daly and a year later he joined his group “Labyrinthos”. Since then he has collaborated with musicians, singers and composers, in various genres, from folk music to jazz, participating in countless concerts and recordings all around the world. In 1999 he was honored with the Melina Mercouri national award for young artists.
In 2011 he created Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet. “Eight Winds”, the debut album of the quartet was produced by Manfred Eicher for ECM records and received excellent reviews globally. Sokratis is an assistant professor in the Department of Music Science and Art in the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece.