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Biographies: Tara Linhardt
Tara Linhardt

Tara Linhardt is an award winning multi-instrumentalist who performs and teaches on mandolin and guitar as her main instruments.   She has won many awards for her skills as an instrumentalist and some for songwriting.   She has taken first place in such contests as The Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, the Maury River Fiddler's Convention, Watermelon Park Festival, and The Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention to name a few.   She also has been nominated in multiple years for Washington DC bluegrass instrumentalist of the year.

She does photography and video projects and is a founding and managing member of The Mountain Music Project which works with preservation, promotion and education about traditional music throughout the world, with its largest focus on the Appalachian areas of the United States and the traditional music of the Nepali Himalaya.   She has presented at various venues and Universities such as National Geographic, the Rubin Museum, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival Washington, DC, American University, the Asia Society etc.

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