Qope is pianist Bart Koop
Born 1984 in Almelo, in to a musical family, music has been a daily influence since his childhood. He started playing piano at the age of 7. At that age he wanted to play keyboard but his parents convinced him to start classically training the piano instead, giving him a much better musical base. He keeps on playing the piano ever since.
In 1998 he started experimenting with samples, synthesizers, composing and improvisations until 2003. Since 2007 he has been playing in bands, playing synths, piano and electric piano. Over the years the main focus kept on being the piano.
After recording the Paper Motion debut album in 2016 he was asked to work on his first solo work. This resulted in his first solo album Nocturnal. Recorded and improvised live it is the first album to be released under the TRPTK Live label.
Bart takes his inspiration from the likes of Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Bill Evans to name a few.
photo: provided by the label TRPTK