Asineth Fotini Kokkala

Kanun, Cello

Greek, Turkish


Asineth Fotini Kokkala started playing music at a very young age in Athens, where she was born and raised. She graduated from the Music High School of Pallini and the Department of Folk and Traditional Music at the University of Ioannina, specialising in the kanun. Since 2005, she has attended several workshops at Labyrinth Music with Ömer Erdoğdular, Göksel Bakagir, Halil Karaduman, Evgenios Vulgaris, Haris Lambrakis, Sokratis Sinopoulos, Uğur Işık, Erkan Oğur, Giorgis Xyluris and Ross Daly. She currently lives in Istanbul, where she is a member of Sinafi Trio and is the Director of Istos choir. She has performed and collaborated with various artists, such as Melike Şahin, Sanaa Moussa, Nikos Andrikos, Evgenios Voulgaris, Lamia Yared, Solon Lekkas, Apostolos Sideris and others.