Angelos Liakakis was born in Athens in 1980. He began taking cello lessons from Hristos Sfetsas and continued his studies as a scholar of the Onassis and Greek State Scholarships Foundations with Csaba Onczay, Leonid Gorokhov and Kim Bak Dinitzen.
He is a frequent performer, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has given concerts and recitals in major festivals throughout Greece and abroad, having an extensive repertoire, which ranges from the baroque to the contemporary. His solo appearances include collaborations with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, the Athens and Thessaloniki State Orchestras, the Greek National Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Athens Camerata and Orchester 1756 among others.
He has been a member of the renowned New Hellenic Quartet, with which he gave numerous concerts and recorded extensively for the BIS, EMI, Naxos and Legend labels.
Angelos Liakakis is a co-principal cellist of the Athens State Orchestra. He is also a professor of cello and chamber music at the Athens Conservatoire and he is giving regular masterclasses at the Pelion Festival in Greece. Along with his duo-partner and distinguished pianist Titos Gouvelis, they host the annual Chamber Music Masterclass in Athens, under the auspices of the Athens State Orchestra.
He plays on a cello made in 2020 by Haiko Seifert in Plauen, Germany