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Edward W. Hardy

 
Birth Place:
Manhattan, NY
Bio:
Edward W. Hardy 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 is one of the youngest composers to ever be accepted into the Exploring the ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Manhattan, NY

Bio:
Edward W. Hardy 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 is one of the youngest composers to ever be accepted into the Exploring the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Strangemen & Co. Production, 2014
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Composer, Music Director, Violinist

Writing

Composer

Edward W. Hardy Biography

Edward W. Hardy 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 is 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. ?Edward W. Hardy, who composed the omnipresent music, plays the violin superbly.? ? The New York Times . He has ?Vigor, Control And Expressiveness." - The Post and Courier. Hardy is ?Mesmerizing? - Manhattan With A Twist and also performs in a style that is ?serene, dreamy, and soulful with velvety panache? - The Millbrook Independent. 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 and was broadcast on PBS stations four separate times, streamed on BroadwayHD and major music producer Jim McElwaine produced Hardy?s album ?The Woodsman Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording? which continues to be sold and streamed in countries such as the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Russia, Turkey, France, Hong Kong, Argentina, Ireland, and Germany. Proud member of Local 802 Musicians Union, Dramatist Guild of America, ASCAP.




Edward W. Hardy News

Interview: Raehann Bryce-Davis of OUR SONG, OUR STORY " THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK Photo Interview: Raehann Bryce-Davis of OUR SONG, OUR STORY " THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES at Ordway Concert Hall
by Jared Fessler - Nov 17, 2022

'Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, Our Song, Our Story is an evening of music highlighting some of the world's most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals.

Interview: Raven McMillon of OUR SONG, OUR STORY " THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOIC Photo Interview: Raven McMillon of OUR SONG, OUR STORY " THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES at Ordway Concert Hall
by Jared Fessler - Nov 17, 2022

'Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, Our Song, Our Story is an evening of music highlighting some of the world's most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals. The concert brings together two of today's most exciting operatic voices in a diverse and powerful event featuring Raven McMillon and Raehann Bryce-Davis, and accompanied by a string quartet and Damien Sneed on piano. 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, as well as George Frideric Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and more.

IMG Artists To Present Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY 2022-23 Tour Photo IMG Artists To Present Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY 2022-23 Tour
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, Our Song, Our Story - the New Generation of Black Voices is an evening of music highlighting some of the world's most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals.

BEETHOVEN IN THE ROCKIES To Feature The Loveland Orchestra In Its Season Concert Fina Photo BEETHOVEN IN THE ROCKIES To Feature The Loveland Orchestra In Its Season Concert Finale
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 25, 2022

After a beautifully engaging concert by the UNC Asian Ensemble and an exquisite and crowd-pleasing performance of 'Tambourin Chinois' by Edward W. Hardy (violin) and Hanguang Wang (piano), Beethoven in the Rockies will have its season concert finale this Friday featuring The Loveland Orchestra.

UNCO Faculty And Composer Edward W. Hardy To Present The StART SALON At The Moxi Thea Photo UNCO Faculty And Composer Edward W. Hardy To Present The StART SALON At The Moxi Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 10, 2022

On March 23, 2023, the Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship founding members Edward W. Hardy, Dr. Sarah Off, and Dr. Rand Harmon will host the 8th annual UNCO StART Salon.

Edward W. Hardy And UNCO Faculty To Present GRADUATE SALON At UNC Campus Commons Photo Edward W. Hardy And UNCO Faculty To Present GRADUATE SALON At UNC Campus Commons
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2022

The University of Northern Colorado, School of Music's amazing graduate students are behind this evening of musical creativity, with performances by individual students and student-led chamber groups. Come and enjoy this family-friendly, free concert that showcases the very best UNCO has to offer! This multi-genre concert, which follows the DAY OF ART events, is presented by Edward W. Hardy and the UNCO faculty.

UNCO Faculty And Composer Edward W. Hardy To Present The DAY OF ART In Northern Color Photo UNCO Faculty And Composer Edward W. Hardy To Present The DAY OF ART In Northern Colorado
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

On Friday, October 14, 2022, the Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship will present an all-day event that features music, visual arts, theatrical, and cabaret performances by current students attending the University of Northern Colorado. DAY OF ART is a student-produced showcase of performances and exhibits from UNCO's College of Performing and Visual Arts.

American Composers Orchestra Opens Season at Carnegie Hall With THE NATURAL ORDER Photo American Composers Orchestra Opens Season at Carnegie Hall With THE NATURAL ORDER
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) opens its 2022-2023 season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and President Melissa Ngan, at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall with The Natural Order, on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30pm.

UNCO Faculty and Composer Edward W. Hardy Launch the Northern Colorado Center for Art Photo UNCO Faculty and Composer Edward W. Hardy Launch the Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 3, 2022

The University of Northern Colorado faculty and composer Edward W. Hardy have have announced the launch of the the Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship. The Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship (NOCO CfAE) is a new arts institution that strengthens the connection between the Northern Colorado arts community and the university.

American Composers Orchestra Announces 22-23 Season Photo American Composers Orchestra Announces 22-23 Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its 2022-2023 season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and President Melissa Ngan. ACO is dedicated to the creation, celebration, performance, and promotion of orchestral music by American composers, with a commitment to diversity, disruption, and discovery.

Edward W. Hardy Videos

Video: Inside Look at 'The Lovers Dance' From THE PEARL DIVER Videoplay
Video: Inside Look at 'The Lovers Dance' From THE PEARL DIVER

by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2018

Producer, acclaimed composer (Off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN) and virtuoso violinist Edward W. Hardy brings another story to light with his original, and newly released, solo violin compositions inspired by the Japanese Legend of 'The Pearl Diver' - The Lovers Dance.

STAGE TUBE: Inside Look - THE WOODSMAN Original Off-Broadway Solo Recording Tugs the Heart Strings
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2017

The original music from off-Broadway's THE WOODSMAN - The Tragic Story of The Tin Man is available in a solo recording, composed and performed by violinist Edward W. Hardy. The album is produced by Jim McElwaine, and recorded and mixed by Jonathan Jetter at Right Angle Recording, New York, NY. Click below to listen to Hardy play a beautiful selection from the album in the recording studio! 

BWW TV: Rosie O'Donnell Goes Behind-the-Scenes with THE WOODSMAN Creator James Ortiz
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

The critically acclaimed new play THE WOODSMAN is a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, currently playing at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). Rosie O'Donnell, who is obsessed with the show, offered to sit down with the show's star, creator, designer and director James Hortiz to learn about the magical world he has created. Watch the interview below!

BWW TV: Go Back to the Origins of Oz with Highlights from THE WOODSMAN Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed new play The Woodsman is a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, currently playing  at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street, NYC). Based on the beloved writings of L. Frank Baum, The Woodsman tells the origin story of the Tin Man, the woman he loved, and the witch that would stop at nothing to keep them apart. Back by popular demand, Strangemen & Co. brings this hauntingly beautiful Land of Oz to life through spectacular puppetry and original music. Click below to watch highlights from the production!

BWW TV: How Did the Tin Man Lose His Heart? Find Out in Rehearsal for THE WOODSMAN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed play The Woodsman, a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, will begin performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and officially open on Monday, February 8, 2016 (7:30) at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the event!

BWW TV: Watch Just-Released Trailer for Off-Broadway-Bound THE WOODSMAN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 6, 2016

The critically acclaimed play The Woodsman, a uniquely inventive retelling of the origins of Oz's Tin Woodsman, will begin performances on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 and officially open on Monday, February 8, 2016 (7:30) at Off-Broadway's New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street). Check out a sneak peek below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Extended Sneak Peek of THE WOODSMAN; Begins Previews Tomorrow!
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 12, 2015

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) and Strangemen & Co., in association with Robb Nanus and Rachel Sussman, present the return engagement of The Woodsman to 59E59 Theaters, Theater B (59 East 59 Street between Park and Madison Avenues). Directed by James Ortiz and Claire Karpen, with associate direction by Devin Dunne Cannon. The Woodsman begins performances Tuesday, January 13, 2015 and opens Sunday, January 18, 2015. The Woodsman will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you an exclusive, extended sneak peek below!


Edward W. Hardy Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Edward W. Hardy written?
Edward W. Hardy has written 1 shows including The Woodsman (Composer).


Twitter Watch

@edwardwhardy - 9/3/22 11:49am The news is finally out‼️? I am so thrilled to be a part of this new institution at the @UNC_Colorado! #UNCBears… https://t.co/AoGBBriKpc


@edwardwhardy - 4/7/22 09:32pm Last night was a blast!?? Performed works by #WilliamGrantStill & #PabloDeSarasate @UNC_Colorado


@edwardwhardy - 10/9/21 07:45pm This was such an incredible concert and so many more to come‼️ Honored to be a part of this amazing team?… https://t.co/BKjEgM3v2K


@edwardwhardy - 8/28/21 11:14am This was such a fun place to perform at❣️?? Thank you @greeleygov for having me‼️


@edwardwhardy - 2/23/21 07:17pm Thank you @avalentinez1 (& @Forbes) for this awesome interview!??


@edwardwhardy - 11/20/20 11:29pm A little evening music to relax your mind and wash your troubles away. w/ ThatViolaKid, Thapelo Masita & Candace Re… https://t.co/oFbZOfrKT0


@edwardwhardy - 11/19/20 10:42am https://t.co/5ppyasDWz7 #FeelingGood #NinaSimone #VirtualConcert #StringQuartet ??


@edwardwhardy - 11/7/20 12:13pm Vice President @KamalaHarris and President @JoeBiden❣️??????


@edwardwhardy - 11/6/20 08:31pm This is going to be a great week of discussions and concerts! ??


@edwardwhardy - 11/4/20 12:45pm Yep


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