About / Bio
George Kokkinaris is a double bass player, composer, improviser and performer. In the centre of his artistic career is the music for double bass from classical music though contemporary music. His main aim is to explore the abilities of double bass and contribute to the development of it as a solo instrument. His artistic activity also is wide as an improviser and instant composer. He currently is based in Athens/Greece by giving many concerts and performances as soloist, with orchestras or chamber music ensembles.
As an improviser he gives performances and recording with artists from abroad and from Greece. His current permanent collaborations are Codex Consort (w/Emmanuel Cremer-cello), KOHMA duet (w/Giorgos Mizi-electronics), Contrabass & Viola Duet (w/Giorgos Malefakis viola), Athens Improvisors Orchestra. Centre of his carrer is his solo performance “Touch – 8 improvised stories”, a performance based on his last album (released on June 2018) studying the relationship of double bass sound with movement, speech and acting.
George Kokkinaris has been collaborating with many dancers and choreographers. During the last one and half year he has been giving improvisation performances trying to explorer new horizons through the study of movement and the history of modern dance. He has worked with Konstantinos Mihos, Julyen Hamilton, Jurij Konjar, Marianela Leon. George is memeber of the dance and music team with Chryssa Kalliafa and Erifyli Dafermou (“2,2” team together the violist G. Malefakis). He has also performed with Eleni Pantazatou and Athina Kiroussi.