Joseph McHardy studied at Edinburgh University (prizes for Early Music and Conducting), and the RAM. For ETO he has conducted Purcell’s The Fairy Queen (2011) and Linley’s The Duenna (2010). This year, he made his debut at the Innsbruck Festival, conducting the final of its Baroque Opera Competition. As assistant conductor he has worked for Glyndebourne, Garsington, Teatro Real, Madrid and Komische Oper, Berlin. Last year, the RAM elected him an Associate for his contribution to the profession.