About / Bio
George Kokkinaris is Greek a double bass player, composer, improviser and performer. His artistic interest lies on both classical and contemporary music double-bass repertoires. His main aim is to explore the various potential of the double bass and contribute to its development as a solo instrument. His artistic activity, as an improviser and instant composer, is also wide. He is currently based in Berlin where he performs in several concerts and performances, both as a soloist as well as a member in orchestras and chamber music ensembles.
As an improviser, he performs and records with artists. At the heart of his career, at the moment, is his solo performance Touch – 8 Improvised Stories; a performance based on his last album (released in June 2018) that studies the interaction between double bass sound and movement, speech or acting.
George Kokkinaris has been collaborating with several dancers and choreographers, as well. Since 2016, he has been performing in improvisation dance works, trying to open up new horizons by exploring movement and studying contemporary dance history. In this field, he has worked with Konstantinos Mihos, Julyen Hamilton, Jurij Konjar and Marianela Leon. He has accompanying dance lessons, Contact Improvisation Jams. The last years he organizes series of workshop and lessons for Choreography & Music Composition.