Cypriot composer Costas Cacoyannis holds diplomas in piano, flute, violin, and teaching and has a degree in Electrical Engineering. After winning a Fulbright scholarship, he went to the United States for studies in theory, film scoring and composition at the Eastman School of Music.
His music has been performed in major theaters and halls around the world including the Kremlin Palace, the Acropolis Herodion, the Bloomsbury and Her Majesty’s in London's West End, the Haus der Kulturen in Germany and the Megaro Mousikis in Athens.
He collaborated as a composer with the singers Nana Mouskouri, George Dalaras, Michalis Hadjiyannis, Yannis Kotsiras, Kalliopi Vetta, Alexia, Johnny Logan the choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou and the Film Director Michael Cacoyannis.
He has composed the music for 3 ballets, 15 theatrical productions, 15 TV series, 8 motion pictures and 20 CD's. In 2008 he was elected as musical director and composer for the junior Eurovision song contest. Since 2004, Costas Cacoyannis lives on Troodos mountain in Cyprus were he founded PARAKENTRO, a non - profit cultural center and publishing house featuring a recording studio, a film editing lab and an open-air performance stage. Costas has also directed a series of documentary films and in 2008 was awarded the 1st prize at the Drama International Short Film festival of Greece for his film "Transcendence".
Since March 2010 he appears on National TV as a judge on the Talent Show PERFORMANCE (The winner of this show will represent Cyprus on the Eurovision 2011 song contest)