Haris Kittos

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Haris Kittos is a Greek composer and visual artist who lives in London. Haris moved to the UK in 1998, after concluding his studies in music and fine art in his home town Thessaloniki, in order to study composition at Trinity Laban at postgraduate level with Andrew Lovett and Daryl Runswick. Further study with Diana Burrell and full scholarship at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama led to MMus with distinction in 2001. In 2008, fully funded by the AHRC and under the supervision of Julian Anderson, Dr Darla Crispin and Edwin Roxburgh, he concluded the DMus in composition at the Royal College of Music, where he has been teaching since 2004.

During his studies, Haris also worked with Theodore Antoniou, Susan Bradshaw, Beat Furrer and Alexander Goehr. Additionaly, he was mentored by Georges Aperghis in 2010-11, as a participant of the Blue Touch Paper scheme of the London Sinfonietta.

Haris' music has been performed throughout the UK and abroad by internationally-known artists such as Arditti Quartet, dissonArt, Ensemble Exposé, ExplorEnsemble, Fukio Ensemble, Milos Karadaglic, Mise-en Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Jane Manning, Sarah Nicolls, Trio IAMA, UMS ‘n JIP and others. Festivals participation include Ear London Festival, Forum Wallis, InTransit Festival, Mixtur Festival, Mise-en Festival, Spoleto Festival and Taukay Contemporanea Festival among others.

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