First year with SO: 1998
Hometown: Athens, GA
Instrument: Daniel Jordan performs on the ex Humphreys 1695 Peter Guarneri of Mantua violin using either a Dominique Peccatte or Joseph Fonclause bow, all on loan to the Sarasota Orchestra from the Steinwachs Family Foundation.
Bachelor and Master of Music – Cleveland Institute of Music; Graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy
Daniel Jordan is the concertmaster of the Sarasota Orchestra and the Principal 2nd violinist of the Santa Fe Opera orchestra. He was formerly the Assistant Principal 1st violinist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur, and a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.
He has played as concertmaster of the Waterbury (Connecticut) Symphony, Spoleto (Charleston) Festival, and Erie Philharmonic, and served in the sections of the St. Louis Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, and Florida Orchestra. Previous to his tenure in Santa Fe, summers have been spent as a member of the Sun Valley (Idaho) Summer Symphony, Assistant Concertmaster of the Colorado Music Festival, and Concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra. He has also twice returned to lead the New World Symphony as concertmaster in alumni concerts. Recent summer credits include performances with the Sarasota Music Festival and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Daniel is married to another violinist in the Sarasota Orchestra, Chung-Yon Hong, and they are the proud parents of their son Spencer. He really enjoys hiking with his family!
Daniel's favorite musical memory was playing as concertmaster for a European tour with the New World Symphony, playing in London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Vienna!