NICKOS HARIZANOS was born in Athens. He studied Composition, Orchestration, Harmony and Counterpoint in Athens . He then continued his studies in Composition at Manchester University graduating with a research Master’s degree (MMus) in Composition. In 2014 he started his studies for PhD in Composition at University of Bangor (U.K.).His music has been performed in 34 countries. He has received numerous of first prizes and distinctions in International and National Composers Competitions. His music has been broadcasted by Greek National TV and Radio Stations along with International TV stations (Spain) and Radio stations in Spain (National Radio of Spain (RNE) and Mexico) along with private stations in USA, Portugal, Czech Republic, Colombia). He also has composed music for theatre and documentaries in Greece and UK. Published works are located at many libraries such as National Library of Germany, Schumann Library (Germany), Columbia University (USA), Royal Academy of Music (UK), Lilian Voudouri (Greece).
He is the General Secretary of the Contemporary Music Research Centre (KSYME) (founded by Iannis Xenakis) (Greece) and Director - member of KSYMEnsemble. He is also member of Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) (Greece). As a Professor of Composition and Advanced Theoritical Studies of Music, he's been teaching at En Organis Conservatory in Athens, Greece since 2008 and he's been also teaching Analysis and Composition at the KSYME classes at the Athens Conservatory (2019 - ).
His works are released on cds by :
Naxos (UK), WDR Cologne (Germany), Taukay Edizioni Musicali (TEM) (Italy), Fly Note (USA), Musica Ferrum (U.K.), Sheva Collection (Italy), Subways Music (Greece), Questions de Temperaments (France), Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers' Association (HELMCA) (Greece), Motivo (Greece)..
And published by :
Schott (Germany), Musica Ferrum (U.K.), Rowman and Littlefield (U.S.A.), Da Capo Music Ltd (U.K.), Les Procuctions d' Oz(Canada), Gold Branch Music Inc. (U.S.A.), Arcomis (U.K.) and Contemporary Music Research Centre (Greece).

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