(b. 21 January 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 Ethniko Odeio – National Conservatoire in Athens from 1992–99, as well as art history at the Archaeological Institute of Athens from 1994–96. He then studied composition with John Casken and Geoffrey Poole at the University of Manchester in 2000–01, where he earned his MMus.
Among his honours is 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.
He has taught composition, counterpoint, fugue, and harmony at the Odeio Corelli – Corelli Conservatoire in Rhodes since 2001.
In addition to the works listed below, he has composed music for many stage and TV productions in both Greece and the UK.
His publisher is Da Capo.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
What was your benefit to the city? (texts from letters from Ancient Greece), actor, fixed media, Op. 49, 2003
Largo funebre e trionfale, string orchestra, Op. 7, 1994
The Calling (symphonic poem), large orchestra, Op. 11, 1993–95
Symphony, large orchestra, Op. 9, 1994–95
Polyanthos, 12 strings, Op. 36, 2001
Concerto Spirituale, large orchestra, Op. 43, 2002
Undisturbed Masks..., string orchestra, Op. 48, 2003
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, fixed media, 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
Requiem, mixed chorus, timpani, string orchestra, Op. 23, 1998
Four Pieces (texts from traditional sources from Greece), mixed chorus, Op. 38, 2001
Three Lullabies (texts by the composer, traditional sources from Greece), soprano, piano, Op. 18, 1997
Three Songs on Poems of George Seferis, baritone, violin, Op. 41, 2002
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
Concerto Grosso, fixed media, Op. 44, 2001–03
Ultimate Destinations, fixed media, Op. 45, 2003
Five Greek Tunes, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, Op. 39, 2001–02