Haris Kittos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. After studies at the Macedonian Conservatoire and the School of Arts, Aristotle University, he came to London in 1998 to study composition in Trinity College of Music 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 in Composition with distinction in 2001. At present he is concluding a Doctorate of Music (fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) at the Royal College of Music (supervisors: Julian Anderson, Edwin Roxburgh, Dr Darla Crispin), where he has also been recently appointed as Academic Professor. Also, since January 2007 he is a participant in the Blue Touch Paper scheme 2006-2007 of the London Sinfonietta, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation. Kittos’s music is available through the British Music Information Centre (New Voices scheme) and it has been performed at various venues in the UK, Greece, Italy and Cyprus by the Arditti Quartet, Corado Canonicci, CoMA, Ensemble In Extremis, Paul Goodey, Lenio Liatsou, LSO Quartet Players, London Sinfonietta, Jane Manning, Sarah Nicolls, Smith Quartet, Aleksander Szram, Solaris Quartet, Nick Veliotis and others.
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