Daniel Jordan is concertmaster of the Sarasota Orchestra and principal second violin of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, and he’s been concertmaster of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, and Erie Philharmonic. He also performed with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and Florida Orchestra; was the assistant principal first violinist for the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in Kuala Lumpur; and twice returned to lead the New World Symphony as concertmaster in alumni concerts. Previously, he spent summers serving as concertmaster for the National Repertory Orchestra and assistant concertmaster for the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and as a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Recent summer appearances include the Sarasota Music Festival and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Mr. 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.
Daniel Jordan’s violin is the “ex Humphreys” 1695 Peter Guarneri of Mantua, and his bow is a Dominique Peccatte; both are generously on loan to the Sarasota Orchestra from the Steinwachs Family Foundation.