Panos Panakos was born in Athens in 1986. He took his first piano lessons when he was 9 years old and only a few years later he began to improvise on the piano. At the age of 12 he wrote down some of these improvisations. These piano pieces were only the beginning of a long musical journey. As he was developing the style of his music, influenced by his classical studies and his love for film music and cinema, more of his works took place.
While he was studying the piano, which earned him a degree, he was also studying advanced theory of music. He has earned degrees in harmony, counterpoint, fugue and orchestration. He has studied composition with George Hatzimichelakis as his teacher, which has earned him a diploma. In 2004 he entered the University of Piraeus in the Department of Digital Systems, but his love for music forced him to drop out and study Musicology in the University of Athens.
His music is characterized by the ability to create memorable and often minimalistic themes that are driven by emotions and ideas and is able to touch people’s hearts and imagination. He has composed music for films, videogames, documentaries, theatre, concert hall, etc. His large list of compositions includes a wide variety of works performed by orchestra and choir, strings, woodwinds, piano, guitar and other solo instrument or small ensembles.