Making your event truly magical
Edward W. Hardy is a wedding, corporate and high-end event musician located in Manhattan, New York City. Edward is an award-winning, conservatory-trained violinist, violist, composer, and arranger with more than 21 years of performance experience. He has played for more than 300 weddings and 100 high-end events throughout the United States. Edward provides an elegant, romantic, energetic, and memorable ambience that enhances the beauty of your wedding day and adds to the sophistication of your event. Because his large repertoire spans from Bach to Beyoncé, Edward W. Hardy is the perfect choice for top-of-the-line wedding/ high-end entertainment! He can also accommodate special song/piece requests and add a variety of unique instrumentalists.
Edward offers many music services and is happy to work with you to craft the perfect set of songs for your unique celebration. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, services include—but are not limited to—the following:
• Cocktail hour
• Learn new songs
• Rehearsal dinner
• Sound/PA system
Edward is based in New York, NY but also provides services to the tri-state area (NY, PA, NJ), Denver, CO & Nationwide (May require travel accommodations)
"Thank you Edward for gracing our wedding with your talent! You went above and beyond our expectations and made our wedding so much more special. Truly appreciate you."
Crystal & Samuel, Newlyweds 4/16/2021
"As they made their way down the stairs, violinist Edward W. Hardy played a rendition of iconic Nas songs to the violin with a high-energy performance, before everyone took their seats to start the meal."
"Edward and the musicians were amazing! Edward was so patient and kind when I was asking for specifics regarding the processional and other elements in our ceremony. Everyone was blown away. Thank you so much!"
Jenny Beth S, Newlywed 10/18/2020
"During the cocktail, attendees were treated to a surprise performance by violinist Edward W. Hardy, who put on a 15-minute rendition of hip-hop songs like “All of the Lights,” “Wild Thoughts,” and “Old Town Road,” on his violin as the audience listened on in admiration."
"Edward Hardy is an extremely talented, passionate, and unique musician. Edward spoke to my elementary school music strings students on his musical beginnings, the impact of music on his life, and personal anecdotes and advice - all of which were insightful, thoughtful responses to questions my students had about his life experiences! Thank you so much for sharing yourself wholeheartedly in your music making and your words - you are an inspiration in the music world! I cannot wait for my students to hear Edward again in the future and potentially collaborate on music making!"
"I've had the best luck ever when my treasurer Adama Bah recommended that we allow this young/Professional Violinist/Violist an opportunity to play at my Annual Black History Celebration. At the time I was in the process of finalizing my tribute for NBA Star Kobe Bryant, so we asked him to play a part in the tribute and the rest was history. The crowd of over 200 people were not only in awe, but mesmerized and silent as he played a selection titled "Evolution". I've never experienced such Brilliant Musicianship. I mean, as an Elect District Leader in East Harlem I am well-known for my multiple events and the Jazz Musicians/Bands, and DJ's that provide the entertainment at the events, but Edward W. Hardy's level of Artistry raised the bar tremendously for me. Unless God send down one of his Angels with a Harp I don't know how I am going to top his performance. In short, my review will continuously rave in favour of this young talent. I am fortunate to have experienced it in person, and cannot wait to work with him again. In closing, our Congressman Adriano Espaillat who was in attendance the evening I am raving about said to Edward W. Hardy after his performance, and I quote, "I am bringing you to Capitol Hill. The World needs to hear you" end quote!"
"Today, my newest violinists, cellists, & violists had the opportunity to be astounded & moved by an original piece written & played by the amazing @edwardwhardy - my babies were beyond inspired! Thank you so much, Eddie! #theAMSway #dreammaking #musiceducation"
"Edward visited the 7th-grade strings class at my school, the Urban Assembly School for Applied Math & Science, to play an original piece and host a Q&A with our students. His visit resulted in increased excitement about playing the violin. Students were eager to improve their posture, learn more about how they can "get as good" as Edward. We especially appreciated his visit because his original piece incorporated elements that were easily recognizable by students due to their cultural relevance. We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with Edward again and introduce him to a new cohort of students."
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