John’s commissions include substantial works for Welsh National Opera, BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales, Music Theatre Wales, BBC Concert Orchestra, Test Dept, Only Men Aloud, Westminster Abbey, BBC Singers and London Brass. Performances include collaborations with ICA London, DV8/National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre Wales, Brith Gof, Edington Music Festival, Oslo, Madrid, Copenhagen, Dublin, Machynlleth and Polverigi Festivals, LIFT, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mayfest, Project Voice, and much touring.
John and the composers at John Hardy Music hold six BAFTA Cymru awards, plus five further nominations, for their film and TV scores. John is interested in exploring ways for younger artists to prepare themselves for a lifetime of rewarding and sustainable creativity and collaboration.
He was invited to conduct a review of the composition courses at the National Film and TV School (NFTS) at Beaconsfield in 2019 and has examined doctoral work for Royal Holloway University of London, 2018-2019.