Kharálampos Goyós was born in 1977 in Athens, Greece. He studied with composers Philippos Tsalahouris and Dimitris Lionis. He is also a graduate of the Faculty of Music Studies of the Athens University with an unprecedented grade of 9.7/10. He was a four-time recipient of the IKY (State Scholarships Foundation) grant. To date, he has written the following operas: Little Red Riding Hood and the (Good) Wolf (I Kokkinoskoufitsa kai o (kalos) lykos, 1998) – First Performance: 1998, “Polytechno” Theatre, Athens; Damage, an Opera in Seven Meals (Pligi, opera se epta gevmata, 2004), after the novel Damage by Josephine Hart – First Performance: 2008, Athens Festival; A Body (Ena soma, 2007), after the short story by Camillo Boito, commissioned by the Greek National Opera – First Performance: 2008, Greek National Opera; Anthony’s Death (O thanatos tou Antony, forthcoming), after the recollection of the TV series Candy Candy and a text by Slavoj Cizek.
Works of his have been played by the Greek National Opera, the National Theatre, the Athens Festival, the Orchestra of Colours, the Greek Contemporary Music Ensemble, the dissonArt ensemble etc. As a music coach, he has worked with the Greek Art Theatre, the Greek Open Theatre etc. in theatre performances throughout Greece (Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus etc.), as well as with several amateur theatre groups.
His music has won awards from the British magazine Classic CD (First International Composing Competition, 1997, Special Commendation), the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (Jihlava-2000 Choral Competition, Third Prize) and the Greek Composers Union (Workshops for Young Composers, 2002, First Prize).
As a writer, he has worked for the Greek magazines Highlights (chief music editor, 2005–2009) and konteiner, the websites classicalmusic.gr and Senses of Cinema, the Hellenic Festival et. al. He has translated in Greek Éric Rohmer’s book From Mozart to Beethoven (unpublished).
Kharálampos Goyós is the co-founder (with stage designer Constantinos Zamanis and producer Gabriella Triantafyllis) and artistic director of the music theatre company “The Beggars’ Operas”, which specializes in mounting modern, low-cost productions of opera and music theatre in unconventional venues.