Rocco Filippini (Lugano, 1943) began his musical training at an early age. Decisive importance was his meeting with Pierre Fournier who became his teacher at Geneva Conservatory.
At the age of 23 he won the Geneva International Competition and embarked on his performing carreer.
Rocco Fillippini played in the main concert halls of Europe, North and South America, Australia and Japan.
In the 1968 with Bruno Canino and Cesare Ferraresi , he founded the Trio di Milano.
He was a founder member in 1992 of the Quartetto Accardo.
He performed in many chamber music concerts with Maurizio Pollini, in Rome, London, Tokyo, New York,and in Salzburg Festival.
In 1979 he was appointed as cello teacher at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan.
In 2003 was invited by Luciano Berio to hold the chair of specialisation corse at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
In 1985, togheter with Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna and Franco Petracch, he founded Accademia Walter Stauffer in Cremona.