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CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ARTIST
      
FOUNDER • CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR • PERFORMER • COMPOSER • MUSIC EDUCATOR

"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

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TENNESSE Whiskey (violin cover)
(Chris Stapelton Version)

Bryant Park Picnic Performance | The Classical Theatre of harlem
 

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If I Ain't Got You (violin cover)
song by Alicia Keys 

Bryant Park Picnic Performance | The Classical Theatre of harlem
 

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About

“A man of many talents within the music world, Edward W. Hardy is an award-winning composer, music director, virtuoso violinist and violist living in Manhattan. A master in his craft, he possesses a natural skill in every aspect of his career, bringing musical compositions to life with his own signature flair” (Haute Living.) Praised by The New York Times for composing “omnipresent music” and playing “the violin superbly,” Hardy’s notable works include The Woodsman, Evolution, Strange Fruit, and Born Free. Hardy is anticipated to complete his Doctor of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado in May 2024.

UPCOMING Performances

2024 Southard Music Competition Winners Concert

Winners of the 2024 Angie Southard Music Competition will perform on Tuesday, March 26th, 2024, at the UNC Campus Commons Performance Hall. This concert will begin with the Bear Lake Wind Quintet (2nd prize winners), followed by a performance of Born Free, a song cycle composed and performed by Colorado violinist Edward W. Hardy, featuring soprano Courtney Caston and pianist Jordan Ortman (3rd prize winners), and will conclude with pianist Alejandro Jose Arroyo Alberto (1st prize winner). This concert, hosted by the University of Northern Colorado, will begin at 12:20 pm and is free and open to the Colorado community.

Monday, February 26, 2024 | 12:20 PM - 1:20 PM EST (Free)

UNC Campus Commons Performance Hall | Greeley, CO

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Harlem Chamber Players: ETHEL & Friends Series at The Met

ETHEL and Friends is a music series lovingly programmed for “Date Night” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Great Hall Balcony Cafe on the 2nd Floor, by the resident ensemble, ETHEL. “Date Night” Artists perform 3 sets on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 - 8:30 PM. On March 8th and March 9th, members of The Harlem Chamber Players, pianist Jas Ogiste and violinist Edward W. Hardy, will perform music by Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Florence Price,  Edith Piaf, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Nina Simone, Gershwin, Hardy, Astor Piazzolla, and more.

Friday, March 8, 2024 | 6:00 PM  8:30 PM EST (Free with admission to The Met Museum)

Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 6:00 PM  8:30 PM EST (Free with admission to The Met Museum)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art | NYC | NYC

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American Composers Orchestra: "America in Weimar: On the Margins"

Through music spanning the 1920s to today, the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) explores the United States’ influence on the Weimar Republic, and, conversely, aspects of the Weimar legacy that resonate now in American culture. ACO performs Antheil’s Jazz Symphony, one of the first significant classical pieces influenced by jazz; short works by Duke Ellington, which caused a sensation during Sam Wooding and the Chocolate Kiddies’ 1925 tour of Berlin and Hamburg; and “Pirate Jenny” from Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. New works include a world premiere by Tonia Ko, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall; a world premiere by John Glover and librettist Kelley Rourke, featuring mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams and accordionist Felipe Hostins; and the New York premiere of Clans from Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate’s Lowak Shoppalaʼ, Edward W. Hardy, violin.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 | 7:30 PM ET ($49 - $59)

Carnegie Hall: Zankel Hall | NYC

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Jazz at Lincoln Center: Bryan Carter's "Rustin In Renaissance"

Drummer, composer, and orchestrator Bryan Carter premiers his new orchestral work celebrating the life and times of Bayard Rustin, an influential activist in the struggle for civil rights, gay rights, and economic justice. A talented recording artist and singer who appeared on Broadway, Rustin is an unsung American hero who was a close collaborator of A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King. This is a celebration of underappreciated Civil Rights hero - and musician - Bayard Rustin. Hosted by Tony Award winner, drummer, and vocalist Bryan Carter; featuring the Jazz at Pride Orchestra. A soulful, stylistically diverse evening of music and words, Edward W. Hardy, violin.

Friday, March 15, 2024 | 9:30 PM ET ($55.50 - $80.50)

Saturday, March 16, 2024 | 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM ET ($55.50 - $80.50)

The Appel Room | NYC

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Sinister Soriée: Malnoia meets Ensemble Mycelium

Embracing the darkness of the chilling sounds of classical piano trio & experimental chamber jazz, featuring Grammy-nominated performers, mixed with libation and silent B&W horror films may cause spine-tingling and/ or tantalizations. Ensemble Mycelium: Edward W. Hardy (violin), Molly Aronson (cello), and Daniel Colalillo (piano). Malnoia: Jort Swart (piano), Benni Von Gutzeit (viola, and Lucas Pino (bass clarinet).

This concert is presented by Classical. Keys & Groupmuse.

Friday, March 29, 2024 | 8:00 PM (classical) / 9:15 PM (jazz) EST ($25, sexy/ macabre costumes highly encouraged)

Loft393 (393 Broadway, FL 2) | NYC

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Carnegie Hall: The Music of Sho Kuon

Featuring pieces for piano, violin, voice, koto, erhu and shakuhachi, pianist Sho Kuon brings a new musical perspective to the stage through eclectic instrumental arrangements and different performative approaches. Kuon plays with various musical colors, textures, and tones that highlight the playful side of the all-Sho Kuon program. Performers: Sho Kuon - Piano, Andy Lin - Erhu, Yuko Tsuda- Soprano, Edward W. Hardy - Violin, Yoshiaki Okawa - Koto, Greg Pattillo - Flute, Seizan Fukuda - Shakuhachi, Lee Eika - Vocals, Raphael Torn - Percussion, and the Japan Choral Harmony.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 8:00 PM ET ($23)

Carnegie Hall: Weill Recital Hall | NYC

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Perelman Performing Arts Center | An American Soldier

In May 2024, ACO debuts at Manhattan’s newly opened Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) in the New York premiere of An American Soldier, an opera co-produced by ACO along with PAC NYC and Boston Lyric Opera. Composed by Huang Ruo with libretto by David Henry Hwang, the opera is based on the true story of Chinese-American Army Pvt. Danny Chen, who died while serving in Afghanistan – not by enemy fire, but under a completely different set of unjust and shocking circumstances. Carolyn Kuan conducts May 12 - 19.

Sunday, May 12 - 19, 2024 | 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM ET ($54 - $134)

Perelman Performing Arts Center | NYC

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Carnegie Hall's Link Up Orchestra: The Orchestra Swings

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 Swings, which explores musical movement and dance, Edward W. Hardy, violin.

Tuesday, May 21 - Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 10:15 AM & 11:45 AM EST (Invitation)

Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/ Perelman Stage) | NYC

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