Composer Anastassis Philippakopoulos was born in 1969 in France. He wrote his first pieces in Athens with composer M. Travlos. Between 1989 and 1994 he studied composition at the University of Arts (Universitaet der Kuenste) in Berlin with W.Szalonek and F.M. Olbrisch.
Since 2003 he is a member of the Wandelweiser composers collective. In 2006 his first CD was released by the Edition Wandelweiser Records with the title “solo pieces”.
His music has been performed in Europe and the United States by musicians including conductors Mark Menzies with the Calarts String Orchestra, Alexandre Myrat with the TSSO and the Camerata Athens, flutists Antoine Beuger, Manuel Zurria, Wilfrido Terrazas, Katrin Zenz, Christine Tavolacci, Natalia Gerakis and Ruth Molins, oboists Kathy Pisaro and Kostas Tiliakos, clarinetists Juerg Frey, William Powell, Germaine Sijstermans, Rachel Yoder and Yannis Samprovalakis, guitarist Denis Sorokin, pianists John McAlpine, Dante Boon, Melaine Dalibert, Teodora Stepancic, Erato Alakiozidou, R. Andrew Lee, Panagiotis Krabis, Mark So, Manfred Werder and Leo Svirsky, organist Eva-Maria Houben, singer Irene Kurka, and others.
In 2012 he visited California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as an invited artist. He presented his music in lectures and concerts together with composers Michael Pisaro and Michael Jon Fink.
In December 2014, his second CD “songs and piano pieces” was released by EWR.