Nikolaos Mantzaros

po_Mantzaros-NikolaosNikolaos Halikiopoulos Mantzaros (October 26, 1795 – April 12, 1872) was a Greek composer.

Mantzaros is the major representative of the so-called Ionian School of music. He was of mixed Greek and Italian noble descent, coming from one of the most important and wealthy families of the “Libro d’Oro” di Corfu and therefore he never considered himself a “professional composer”. Recent research and performances have led to a re-evaluation of Mantzaros as a significant composer and music theorist.