SAD NEWS | American Violin Luthier Raymond Hardy Jr. has Died – Aged 86 [RIP]

American luthier Raymond E. Hardy Jr. has passed away from Alzheimer’s disease - aged 86

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Raymond E Hardy Jr

Baltimore-based stringed instrument maker and repairer Raymond E. Hardy Jr. has passed away from Alzheimer’s disease complications – aged 86.

A clarinet performance and education graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and later violin-making graduate of the University of New Hampshire , Mr Hardy’s instruments are owned and played by professional musicians internationally – including by members of the Philadelphia and National Symphony Orchestras.

Our condolences are with his family, friends, colleagues and students.

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