Country: United Kingdom
Studies: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Teachers: Steve Barnard, Chris Stock, Phil Girling
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Principal Timpani (2014-2018); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - Principal Timpanist (2018-present)
Aside from performing, Matthew Hardy is a passionate teacher. Since 2010 Matthew Hardy has taught Percussion, Timpani and Orchestral Skills at Wells Cathedral School and has tutored for the National Youth Wind Ensemble Great Britain, National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. Matthew Hardy has participated in, devised and led a vast array of creative and outreach projects with all ages and abilities. Matthew Hardy has given masterclasses at St Andrew’s University and both the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Birmingham Conservatoire.