Nickos Harizanos was born in Athens.
He studied composition, orchestration, harmony, and counterpoint in Athens from 1992 to 1999. He then continued his studies in composition at Manchester University (2000-2001), graduating with a research Master's degree (MMus) in composition. He has been offered an open place for PhD studies in composition at the University of Cardiff (UK).
His music has been performed in Europe, Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and South America. He has received numerous first prizes and distinctions in international and national composers competitions. His music has been broadcast by the Greek National TV and Radio stations along with International TV stations in Spain, and Radio stations in the USA and Europe.
Nickos is member of the Greek Composers Union (GCU), the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (HELMCA) (Greece), Research Centre of Contemporary Music (founded by Iannis Xenakis) (KSYME) (Greece). His name is included in Who Is Who Encyclopaedia (2006 edition onwards).
His works are published by Schott (Germany), Editions Musica Ferrum (U.K.), Da Capo Music Ltd (U.K.), Gold Branch Music Inc. (U.S.A.), Arcomis (U.K.), Contemporary Music Research Centre (KSYME - CMRC) (Greece).