Harry Hardin, violin

Harry Hardin, violin

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Sonata # 3, Allegro Assai

Dream a Little Dream

White Magnolia Special

Paradise Lost

Harry Hardin studied with violinist Valerie Poulette while earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music with emphasis in Classical Violin and a minor in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans in 2003. He is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and Metairie Park Country Day School where he currently serves as the resident violin instructor. He has also studied with violist Lee Coker, New Orleans Hot Strings jazz violinist Edward Wadsworth, and violinist Constance Hagen.

Although his roots stem from classical music, Harry also enjoys the styles and freedom of improvisation in jazz, country, celtic, and bluegrass music. He has performed at festivals in and outside of the New Orleans area including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, New Orleans French Quarter Festival, Krewe Du Vieux Do, Krewe of O.A.K. Mardi Gras Ball, Janus Jazz Aspen Labor Day Festival, Blue Ridge Harvest Festival, Party on the Plaza Park City, UT, Gretna Fest, MOM’s Ball Halloween, Festival International de Louisiane, Downtown Alive! (Lafayette, LA), Offbeat Magazine’s Best of The Beat Awards, San Francisco Funk Festival, and the Southern Comfort Hurricane Festival.

Harry is a regular performer with the Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Le Petite Theatre Orchestra, Rivertown Repertory Theater Orchestra, the Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra, and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has recorded with Wardell Quezergue, Eddie Bo, Theresa Andersson, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Radiators frontman Dave Malone, local New Orleans rockers Mahayla and Gym Neighbors, and country singer Tim Zenner. Harry has also been a guest performer with crooner Regis Philbin, R & B star Eureeka, Cowboy Mouth, Kansas, Mary J. Blige, and Smokey Robinson. Harry can be reached at hthardin@gmail.com or 504.884.4946.

Hear recordings of Harry

Sonata # 3, Allegro Assai by J.S. Bach for solo violin

Concertante by D. Scarlatti for violin and guitar

Video of some of our musicians, including Harry Hardin, performing at live weddings

Mozart String Quartets and Handel Water Music