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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST
      
COMPOSER • MUSICIAN • PLAYWRIGHT 
PRODUCER • PUBLISHER

"EDWARD W. HARDY, WHO COMPOSED

THE OMNIPRESENT MUSIC,

PLAYS THE VIOLIN

SUPERBLY"

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Evolution (for solo violin)
inspired by the evolution of black music

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Nevermore (for solo violin)
From Three pieces inspired by Edgar Allan Poe  
Based on The Raven

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Strange Fruit (for string quartet)
ORIGINAL ARRANGEMENT for string quartet

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daniel constant, violiN

Tia Allen, viola

thapelo masita, cello

BORN FREE (for soprano, violin & piano)
Sorrow Home, Lineage, The Struggle Staggers Us, & Southern Song

WORLD PREMIERE | COMMISSIONED BY WOLF TRAP OPERA | LIVE performance
 

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Edward W. Hardy (born January 12, 1992) is a critically acclaimed American composer, music director, virtuoso violinist, and violist and is one of the foremost exponents of solo violin repertoire for theatrical productions. At the age of 25, "Hardy (was) one of the youngest composers to ever be accepted into the Exploring the Metropolis Con Edison Composer Residency and one of the most prominent composer/ violinists in New York City" - BroadwayWorld.

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UPCOMING Performances

Our Song, Our Story: The New Generation of Black Voices

(Tour, November 2022 - February 2023)

Musical direction by Damien Sneed with Raehann Bryce-Davis and Raven McMillon (Fall 2022) and Jacqueline Echol, Janinah Burnett and Justin Austin (Winter 2023). Edward W. Hardy will be joining the Griot String Quartet on tour with Damien Sneed.This will be an evening of memorable and beautiful music as they pay homage to Marian Anderson and Jessye Norman, who have paved the way for them and other African American opera singers. The repertoire features compositions by Florence Price, Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Strauss, Harry T. Burleigh and a newly commissioned work by Sneed.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 | 8:00 PM CST

Sheldon Concert Hall | St. Louis, MO

Monday, February 6, 2023 | 7:00 PM CST

Sunflower Performing Arts at Hesston College | Hesston, KS

Friday, February 10, 2023 | 7:30 PM EST

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts | Washington, D.C.

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University of Northern Colorado: Concerto Competition Winner Edward W. Hardy

Presented by the UNCO, this concert will feature the 2022 concerto competition winner Edward W. Hardy performing Pablo de Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.

Monday, March 6, 2023 (Tentative) | 7:00 PM MDT (Free-$25)

Campus Commons: Performance Hall | Greeley, CO

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URSA Consort: Biber, Vivaldi and Bach

Presented by the URSA consort at the University of Northern Colorado, this concert will display the music of BiberBach, and Vivaldi with a featured performance of the Bach Double by Colorado violinists Edward W. Hardy and Dr. Jubal Fulks.

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 7:00 PM MDT (Free)

Greeley First Congregational Church | Greeley, CO

Edward W. Hardy - Classical, Pop & Original Works | Capitol Hill Concerts

Capitol Hill Concerts will present its 2022-2023 Concert Series Finale with a multi-genre concert by composer/ violinist Edward W. Hardy. The program will include the Colorado premiere of Hardy's BORN FREE with soprano Courtney Caston and pianist Travis T. Kornegay. Born Free is a song cycle based on the poetry of Margaret Walker, commissioned by Wolf Trap Opera.

Saturday, April 29, 2023 | 7:00 PM MDT

Prices range from Free - $25, All Ages Welcome

First Unitarian Society of Denver | Denver, CO

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Carnegie Hall's Link Up Orchestra: The Orchestra Moves

For 37 seasons, Carnegie Hall's Link Up music education program has facilitated deeper connections between the concert hall and the classroom through a highly participatory instrument-focused curriculum that introduces elementary schoolchildren to the orchestra. Thousands of New York City students will participate in the Link Up: The Orchestra Moves, which explores musical movement and dance. 

May 23-25, 2023 | TBA

Invitation Only

Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage) | NYC

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