Evangelos Kokkoris


Evangelos Kokkoris studied the Flute, Advanced Music Theory, and Composition in Athens and in Venice. It was in Venice that he also studied Art History. He has given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts. Some of his most significant concerts include performances at: the Old Parliament Building within the framework of the conferences hosted by the Heraldic & Genealogical Society of Greece; the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF); the NHRF Byzantium & the West International Academic Symposium “Money and Market in the Paleologan Era” in Chalkida; the Benaki Museum in celebration of the Hellenic Institute in Venice; the Embassy of Spain in Greece; the Hydra Historic Archives & Museum; the Goulandris-Horn Foundation; the Presidential Mansion in Athens; La Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio, Piazza San Marco, Venice; the German Evangelical Church in Athens; and at many concert venues such as the French Institute of Greece in Athens, the “Filippos Nakas” Odeon, and more. Many of his compositions written for small and large ensembles have been performed in Greece and abroad by such prestigious organizations as the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, various Athens State Orchestra ensembles; and the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music. His works have also been presented at the Opera di Firenze-Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; the Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music & Dance in London. He has also performed in Trieste, Italy; Australia; the U.S.A.; and Canada. He has had collaborations with the Bastille Opera House for the needs of the educational program “Dix Mois d’Ecole et d’Opéra” [Ten Months of School and Opera]; and with the Karolos Koun Greek Art Theater for the anniversary performance of the musical “Happy End” by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. He has taught Theory of Music, Morphology, History of Music, Composition, and History of Art at a number of music Conservato-14 ries. In addition, he has participated in many historical congresses and is an honored member of the Centre for Ionian Studies in Greece. He is the writer of The Music and its History (Nakas Editions); the photo album The Venice of Silence (Taksideftis Editions); and The Apology of a Glance, his Art History notes (Taksideftis Editions).

He has released three CD’s titled Autumn Songs (Motivo Records), La Nostalgie du silence (Lyra Records) and Nostalgia Utopica (IRIDA Records) and written a great number of articles on music published in various scientific magazines. Last, he is the Artistic Director of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Athens and a member of the Greek Composers’ Union.