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We are excited to welcome back Violinist @edwardwhardy aka Edward Hardy who will lead Our Schubert Quintet concert at Central Park! Join us next Thu. 8/4 at 6:30pm ! Have you gotten your tickets yet? **Link in BIO**

Edward W. Hardy is a critically acclaimed Black and Puerto Rican composer, music director, virtuoso violinist and violist and is one of the foremost exponents of solo violin repertoire for theatrical productions. As the composer, music director and violinist of the smash hit Off-Broadway show The Woodsman Hardy’s show was a recipient of the 2016 Obie Award and the 2014 Jim Henson Foundation Grant. Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts commissioned Edward’s song cycle, BORN FREE (Sorrow Home, Lineage, The Struggle Staggers Us, and Southern Song) and premiered the work as part of their 2022 UNTRAPPED series.

Edward has received numerous awards, most recently winning 1st Prize in the 2022 University of Northern Colorado Concerto Competition and 2nd Prize in the 2022 Angie Southard Performance Competition. Edward is a proud member of Local 802 Musicians Union, Dramatist Guild of America, ASCAP and is affiliated with the Sphinx Organization, Exploring the Metropolis, and the Gateways Music Festival. He is also the founder and artistic director of the Omnipresent Music Festival – BIPOC Musicians Festival, and the digital marketing director and artistic advisor of Beethoven in the Rockies. Edward is a doctoral candidate/ graduate instructor in violin performance at the University of Northern Colorado under the mentorship of Dr. Jubal Fulks.