Erhard Grosskopf, born in 1934, is a freelance composer based in Berlin, Germany.
He has taught at the Berliner Konservatorium, has been resident at the Villa Massimo in Rome and at the International Summer Courses at Darmstadt, and served as artistic director of the concert series Insel Musik in Berlin. His music has been performed at the EXPO 1970 in Osaka ("Dialectics"), by the Berlin Philharmonic ("Hörmusik"), at the Deutsche Oper Berlin ("Lichtknall"), by several radio orchestras, and throughout the world. He is member of the Art Academy in Berlin.
The world premieres of his String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, and 3 have been performed by the Arditti Quartet in 1984, 1990, and 2000.