Daniel Jordan

Concertmaster

Daniel Jordan

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Violin

Concertmaster

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.


Education:
Bachelor and Master of Music – Cleveland Institute of Music; Graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy

Biography:
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.

Passions/Interests:
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!

Career Highlights:
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!

Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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