Harizanos, Nickos (b. January 21, 1969, Athens). Greek composer of mostly orchestral, chamber and piano works that have been performed in Europe.
Mr. Harizanos studied composition, counterpoint, fugue, harmony, and orchestration with Spiros Klapsis and Christos Lambrianidis at the National Conservatory of Greece in Athens from 1992-99. He then studied composition with John Casken and Geoffrey Poole at the University of Manchester in 2000-01, where he earned his MMus. He has also attended seminars by Theodore Antoniou, Charles Camilleri, Zoran Eric, and Christos Lambrianidis and studied art history at the Archaeological Institute of Athens from 1994-96.
His honors include First Prize in a national competition in Athens (1994, for Melancholy, Op. 5). His music has been performed in Greece, Romania, Ukraine, and the UK, including at a concert organized by the Greek Embassy in Bucharest (2003) and at the International Youth Music Forum in Kyiv (2003).
He has taught composition, counterpoint, fugue, and harmony at the Corelli Conservatory in Rhodes since 2001.
In addition to the works listed below, Mr. Harizanos has composed music for many theatre and TV productions in both Greece and the UK.
Da Capo publishes his music.
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COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: What was your benefit to the city? (texts from ancient Greek letters), actor, CD, Op. 49, 2003
ORCHESTRAL: Largo funebre e trionfale, string orchestra, Op. 7, 1994; Symphony No. 1, large orchestra, Op. 9, 1994-95; The Calling (symphonic poem), large orchestra, Op. 11, 1993-95; Polyanthos, 12 strings, Op. 36, 2001; Concerto Spirituale, large orchestra, Op. 43, 2002; Undisturbed Masks..., string orchestra, Op. 48, 2003
CHAMBER MUSIC: String Quartet No. 1, Op. 3, 1989; Dawn, guitar, Op. 1, 1991; The Flight of the Seagulls, flute, guitar, double bass, piano, Op. 4, 1993; Melancholy, flute, string quartet, Op. 5, 1994; Night in the Forest, flute, Op. 6, 1994; Sonata, violin, piano, Op. 12, 1995; String Quartet No. 2, Op. 20, 1998; Caricatures, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, piano, Op. 24, 1998-99; Images, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, Op. 27, 1999; Nuances of Solitude, clarinet, piano, 2 percussion, Op. 31, 2000; Hesitations, violin, piano, Op. 32, 2000; The Bells, harp, Op. 22, 2001; Iho, flute, cello, vibraphone, Op. 34, 2001; Tribute to a Painter, flute, harp, vibraphone, CD, Op. 35, 2001; Trimorphon, flute (+ piccolo), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), violin, cello, piano, percussion, Op. 37, 2001; String Quartet No. 3, 'Songs of Dirges', Op. 42, 2002-03; Wandering in the Gardens of Esperides, flute (+ piccolo), clarinet, cello, Op. 46, 2003; Oracles, cello, piano, Op. 47, 2003
CHORAL: Requiem, mixed chorus, timpani, string orchestra, Op. 23, 1998; Four Pieces (texts from traditional Greek sources), mixed chorus, Op. 38, 2001
VOCAL: Three Lullabies (texts by the composer, traditional Greek sources), soprano, piano, Op. 18, 1997; Three Songs on Poems of George Seferis, baritone, violin, Op. 41, 2002
PIANO: Dance of the Lunar Spirits, Op. 8, 1994; Sonata Grotesque, Op. 16, 1996; Little Suite, Op. 19, 1997-98; Five Moments in a Ladybird's Life, Op. 33, 2001; Nereids, Op. 40, 2002
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Concerto Grosso, CD, Op. 44, 2001-03; Ultimate Destinations, CD, Op. 45, 2003
ARRANGEMENT: Five Greek Tunes, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, Op. 39, 2001-02
(Last updated on August 5, 2004)