Early bass specialist Heather Miller Lardin is principal double bassist of the Handel and Haydn Society and director of the Temple University Early Music Ensemble. She performs with many period instrument ensembles in the Philadelphia area and beyond, including the Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Brandywine Baroque, and Tempesta di Mare. In addition to serving on the faculties of Amherst Early Music and the Viola da Gamba Society of America Conclave, Ms. Lardin has recently presented historical bass workshops and master classes for Peabody Conservatory, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music. 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” Avie Records 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.