John Hawkins Music

‘Hawkins writes in a sound-language which can be enjoyable and even compelling, ensuring communication at a first hearing’


Disturbed Night

On 17th September, wonderful flautist Klio Blonz will be playing my ‘Disturbed Nights’ (originally for oboe) at the Hurst Festival.
It was written for artist/musician Emily Bakker who drew this mildly disturbing picture while babysitting one of our children … hence the title!
This is Klio Blonz’s second performance of the piece.

Repeating Serenade

My Sonata Serenata for flute and piano having just had a wonderful performance at The Presteigne Festival by Katherine Bryan and Tom Poster gets another outing at St Martin in the Fields lunchtime concert on 3rd September with Emma Halnan and Daniel King Smith. Emma was woodwind category winner in the BBC Young Musicians 2010. See full details on the St Martins’ website.

Not too folksy

Following ‘Take Two’ for two guitars, premiered last year, is this new trio ‘Fauxsong’ for guitar, violin and ‘cello. It will have its first performance in March 2020. A rather melancholy melody gets the treatment.

John Hawkins composer

John Hawkins studied composition with Malcolm Williamson and Elisabeth Lutyens. He has written many chamber, vocal and orchestral pieces, which have been performed worldwide, as well as successful music for children,