I wrote ’Crossings’ for viola and guitar this year for violist Patricia McCarty and guitarist Bill Zito. Their first, video, performance was streamed online from the InterHarmony International Music Festival:
The concert is posted on the festival’s YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPCM2S3TJUk
Crossings is at about 55 mins into the video.
A new slow, winding, passionate introduction is added to my Toccata for two violins which has a dizzy ending!
Hear it on Soundcloud
Fenella Humphries included a superb performance of my ‘BoBop’ for solo violin in her lockdown concert on 5th July, together with pieces by Biber and Schubert and the premiere of ‘Caged Bird’ by Alison Berry. See it all on YouTube at
(Bobop starts at about 34′)
Great review of the Simplicius CD in MusicWeb International!
“A varied and affecting programme of music by a rarely recorded contemporary British composer … Claudio Records has come up with a winner here. The music is involving and interesting, the performances very good and the recording outstanding …. makes a good case for saying more Hawkins please”
John Hawkins studied composition with Malcolm Williamson and Elisabeth Lutyens. He has written a wide range of chamber, vocal, choral and orchestral pieces, which have been performed worldwide.