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Jordan Black

Clarinet

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Biography

Jordan Black enjoys a varied schedule of solo, chamber and orchestral engagements. He has appeared as Guest Principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, alongside work for the Royal Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. He has performed in Brazil, Germany, Prague, Turkey, Sweden, Japan, Hong Kong and throughout the UK.

 

As soloist, Jordan has appeared with Orchestra of the Swan, the London Mozart Players and the Bristol Ensemble. In summer 2014, he joined the New English Concert Orchestra as soloist for a series of open-air concerts, performing to a combined audience of over 30,000 people, at stately homes around the country.

 

A passionate chamber musician, Jordan has performed at the Wigmore Hall, BBC Proms Plus Series, St Martin in the Fields, Purcell Room, Brazil's Festival de Inverno and at Clarence House (HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in attendence). He has appeared with members of the London Chamber Orchestra, London Conchord Ensemble, Ensemble Cymru and Notus Winds. He also features on a new recording of compositions by Buxton Orr alongside tenor Nicky Spence and members of the Edinburgh Quartet.

 

Whilst a student, Jordan competed as a Woodwind Finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2012. He was also the winner of the Peter Morrison Concerto Competition and Esther Coleman Prize at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. Jordan began his orchestral training as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain reaching the position of Principal Clarinet and receiving the Worshipful Company's Arthur Bulgin Medal for outstanding contribution to the life of the orchestra.

 

Jordan trained at the Purcell School, Royal College of Music Junior Department and as a full-scholar at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with First-Class Honours. He went on to hold a Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music. His teachers have included Timothy Lines, Mark van de Wiel, Andrew Marriner, Patrick Messina and Guy Cowley. More recently, he has studied with Yehuda Gilad in Sweden and Los Angeles.

 

Away from the concert platform, outreach and teaching projects form an important part of Jordan's musical philosophy. He has given workshops in schools for the Concordia Foundation, mentored young composers on the Sound and Music Summer School and taught on the National Youth Orchestra of Kenya Residential Scheme.  He currently teaches privately in London and coaches chamber music at the Royal Academy of Music Junior Department.

 

Jordan Black would like to acknowledge the generous support given by the Hattori Foundation, Martin Music Scholarship Fund, David and Mary Bowerman, John and Rosemary Lancaster and the EMI Music Sound Foundation.

 

Jordan performs on Peter Eaton clarinets.

 

 

 

 

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