Iakovos Konitopoulos

He was born in Greece in 1963. He studied Advanced Theory, Harmony and Instrumentation – Band Conducting with Kostas Samsarelos, Counterpoint and Fuge with Dimitris Dragatakis, Composition and Orchestral Conducting with Theodore Antoniou. In 1997 he received his Diploma in Composition with distinction, first prize and a finacial award in the memory of Manos Hadjidakis. 

He has collaborated with many important cultural organizations, such as the Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall, Camerata of the Friends of Music Megaron Resident Orchestra, the Orchestra of Colours, the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music, the Orchestra of Patras, the Athens Municipality String Orchestra, the Athens Municipality New Music Ensemble, the Athens State Orchestra, the National Opera of Greece, the ALEA III Ensemble of Boston University, the G.P. Viesseux Centre of Florence, the University of Florence, the Municipality and University of Pavia – Italy and among them. His works have been performed in Greece and abroad (USA, UK, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Australia).

​On commission, he has composed music for the Theatre, for the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music, the Orchestra of Patras, Megaron – the Athens Concert Hall, the National Greek Opera, the orchestra Alea III (residence in Boston University), the Greek Composers’ Union, the Third Programme of Greek Radio and for many distinguished Greek and foreign soloists. He conducts regularly the Hellenic Group of Contemporary Music and is the General Secretary of the Greek Composers’ Union Board of Directors and also he is the General Planning Responsible of the Greek Composers’ Union.