Elizabeth Hardy, baroque bassoon
Elizabeth Hardy is a regular both on stage and behind the scenes of Boston early music. She has served as performer and administrator with Helios Early Opera, 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band, and the Society for Historically Informed Performance. She is also a founding member of 17th-century mixed consort The Weckmann Project. Other orchestral engagements include the Handel & Haydn Society, Newton Baroque, the Austin Baroque Orchestra, New York State Baroque, the Salon/Sanctuary Orchestra, the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble Caprice. Ms. Hardy also spent a season in New York playing shawm and dulcian for Shakespeare on Broadway, the Globe Theatre’s Tony-winning, historically-informed productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Bassoons from Indiana University’s Early Music Institute, where she studied with Michael McCraw, and a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory.