Nickos Harizanos was born in Athens. He studied Composition, Orchestration, Harmony and Counterpoint in Athens under the supervision of composers Christos Lambrianidis and Spiros Klapsis from 1992 to 1999. He then continued his studies in Composition at Manchester University (2000-2001) with Professor John Casken and Professor Geoffrey Poole, graduating with a research Master’s degree (MMus) in Composition. He was offered a place for PhD studies in Composition at University of Cardiff (U.K.). His music has been performed at U.S.A., Russia, Japan, Canada, U.K., Mexico, Colombia, Ukraine, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, France, Portugal, Latvia, Poland, Albania, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece). He has also received numerous first prizes and distinctions of 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 (USA – Colombia – Portugal). He is a member of the Greek Composers Union (GCU), the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA), Centre of Research of Contemporary Music ((KSYME, founded by Iannis Xenakis) (Greece). His name is included in Who Is Who Encyclopaedia (2006 edition). His works are published by Da Capo Music Ltd (U.K.) and Gold Branch Music Inc. (U.S.A.).
Si vis amari ama, op. 71 for solo flute
The translation of the latin saying “Si vis amari ama” is “if you wish to be loved, love”. The work for one flute performer is a one man dialogue with himself about the inner meanings of the phrase. So while the musician plays the flute, he is murmuring to himself, shouting loudly and wondering.