Artists

Heather Lardin, bass

Heather Lardin, bass

Early bass specialist Heather Miller Lardin is principal bassist of the Handel and Haydn Society and director of the Temple University Early Music Ensemble. Ms. Lardin is a regular member of the Philadelphia Bach Collegium and Tempesta di Mare and serves on the faculties of the Amherst Early Music Festival and the Curtis Young Artists Summer Program. Ms. Lardin co-directs Night Music, a Philadelphia-based period instrument chamber ensemble focused on music of the Revolutionary and Romantic eras. Night Music’s debut recording “Music for a Viennese Salon” was released by Avie Records in August 2020. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Lardin holds a DMA in Historical Performance Practice from Cornell University. She performs on a Viennese violone after Stadlmann, ca. 1748 (Oskar Kappelmeyer, 2013), a violone in G after Busch, ca. 1630 (John Pringle, 1993) and a Baroque double bass after Maggini, ca.1620 (Thomas Andres Wolf, 2019).