John Haywood


John Haywood is a composer, producer, pianist and arranger who specialises in the classical crossover music world and sporting title music for television and multimedia.

John studied piano with Bernard Roberts and composition with Joseph Horovitz at the Royal College of Music and graduated in 1997. Since then he has toured worldwide with award winning, multiplatinum-selling artist and virtuoso violinist David Garrett, whilst co-producing his studio albums and music content for his live shows.

Other notable artists John has composed, arranged and produced for include Emeli Sandé, Paloma Faith, Skunk Anansie, Laura Wright, Natasha Marsh, Martynas Levickis, Hayley Westenra and the Military Wives Choirs. John became an ambassador for the Military Wives Choirs in 2018, supporting their charitable aims in music. 

For television, John has produced title music for a wide range of sports coverage. He composed and produced the music for the Olympic Broadcasting Services worldwide feed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. He has produced title music for a succession of ITV Sports coverage programmes including FIFA World Cup 2014, UEFA Football European Championships since 2008, and the Rugby World Cup coverage in 2011, 2015 and 2019.

John also composed and produced the underscore music for the Invictus Games opening ceremony in 2016, composed and produced the music for the UEFA Football European Championships 2020 closing montage, and produced music for the ITV Six Nations 2021 coverage with Laura Wright. 

Artist Production and Arrangement Credits:

  • Emeli Sandé
  • Paloma Faith
  • Skunk Anansie
  • David Garrett
  • Laura Wright
  • Military Wives Choirs
  • Martynas Levickis
  • Hayley Westenra
  • Natasha Marsh
  • Brian Kennedy
  • Paul Byrom
  • London Community Gospel Choir
  • The Ayoub Sisters (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Geoff Sewell (from Amici Forever)

Sporting Events and Sport TV Titles Music Production

  • UEFA European Football Championships 2020 Closing Montage
  • ITV European Football Championships 2020
  • ITV Rugby Six Nations 2021 montage music feat. Laura Wright
  • Tokyo Olympics 2020 - Olympic Broadcasting Service Titles Music - World Feed
  • ITV Rugby World Cup 2019 feat. Emeli Sandé
  • Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Underscore music 2016
  • ITV European Football Championships 2016
  • ITV Rugby World Cup 2015
  • ITV Football World Cup 2014
  • ITV European Football Championships 2012
  • ESPN Sound Design 2012
  • ITV Rugby World Cup 2011
  • ITV FA Cup Coverage 2009
  • ITV European Football Championships 2008