Haris Kittos
Special mention (Duo category)

Haris Kittos is a Greek composer and visual artist who lives in London.

In 1998, after concluding his studies in music and fine art in his home town, Thessaloniki, he moved to the UK in order to study composition at 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 with distinction in 2001. In 2008, fully funded by the AHRC and under the supervision of Julian Anderson, Darla Crispin and Edwin Roxburgh, he concluded the DMus in composition at the Royal College of Music, where he is lecturing and teaching since 2004.

Haris has also studied briefly with Theodore Antoniou, Susan Bradshaw, Beat Furrer, Alexander Goehr and, as a participant of the Blue Touch Paper scheme of the London Sinfonietta, he was mentored by Georges Aperghis.

His music has been performed throughout the UK and abroad by Arditti Quartet, disson Art, Ensemble Exposé, Ensemble In Extremis, Explor Ensemble, Fukio Ensemble, Milos Karadaglic, London Sinfonietta, Jane Manning, Mise-en Ensemble 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.