Daniel Jordan is the concertmaster of the Sarasota Orchestra and the principal second violinist of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He’s also the director of artistic planning for the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota. Formerly, he was the assistant principal first violinist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.
Jordan has played as concertmaster for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, and Erie Philharmonic; performed in the violin section of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and Florida Orchestra; and returned twice to lead the New World Symphony as concertmaster in alumni concerts. He’s also previously spent summers serving as concertmaster of the National Repertory Orchestra, assistant concertmaster of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Recent summer appearances include the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Jordan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Donald Weilerstein and David Updegraff. Prior to that, he was a student at The HARID Conservatory and the Interlochen Arts Academy. He 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.
Daniel Jordan is married to another violinist in the Sarasota Orchestra, Chung-Yon Hong, and they are the proud parents of a son named Spencer and a Maltipoo named Lumi.