Hans Kox (Arnhem, 19 May 1930) studied piano from 1948 to 1951 in Amsterdam
with Jaap Spaanderman and composition with Henk
Badings from 1951 to 1955. His first composition was a string trio which he
wrote in 1953. From 1957 to 1984 he was director of a music school, teacher of
composition at the Utrecht Conservatory and advisor of different
During the period of 1957-1968 Hans Kox wrote various works in the 31-tone
equal tempered tuning for different instrumental (and vocal) combinations.
His Vues des anges (1959, violin and baritone, lyrics after Rilke),
Vier stukken ("Four pieces", 1961, string quartet) and his
Serenade (1968, two violins) have sounded one or more times during the
concerts of the Huygens-Fokker Foundation. Hans Kox' compositions were awarded
with prizes on several occasions.