Kokoras was born in 1974. He began his musical training in 1985 at Municipal
Conservatory of Katerini. He continued and completed his studies in theory of
music and composition, as well as, in Classical Guitar, in Athens. At the same
time he attended a two years course in electroacoustic music with Henry Kergomard.
Afterwards, he completed his MA in composition at the University of York in
He has participated
in various composition workshops and worked in studios as Composer in Residence
[M&R, IRCAM, AvantGarde]. His works have been performed and broadcast in
Europe, Asia and America. He has received several Scholarships, Grants and Awards
such as AHRB, Vinson, Al. Trianti (Society Friends of Music), Propontis Foundation
and Hellenic Foundation of Culture.
output ranges from acoustic works to mixed media and tape one, and gains recognition
by competitions such as, “The Second Seoul International Competition for
Composers 2003”, “Computer Aided Composition Competition”
2002 [Higher Distinction], “Ensemble Eleven” 2002 [Finalist], “Toru
Takemitsu Composition Award” 2002 [2nd Prize], “Noroit Prize 2002”
[2nd Prize], “Musica Viva” 2002 [Prize Winner], “Musica Nova”
2001 [Finalist], “VI CIMESP” 2002 [Honorable Mention], “Luigi
Russolo” 2001 & 2002 [Finalist], “Metamorphoses” 2000
His music published
from Tokyo Opera City Publications, NOR, and Miso Musica. Finally, he is currently
completing his PhD in composition at The University of York with Dr. Tony Myatt.