United States of America
“A star in the making,” (Seattle Pi) Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak is establishing a career as one of the leading musicians of his generation. A Sphinx Competition alum and MPower Artist Grant recipient, Mr. Bak has earned top prizes in several competitions, including the 2017 Juilliard Concerto Competition, Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Competition, and Adelphi Chamber Orchestra Competition. Mr. Bak has played in master classes for Atar Arad, Kirsten Docter, Veit Hertenstein, Nobuko Imai, Cynthia Phelps, and Steven Tenenbom. Recent festivals include the Taos School of Music, Four Seasons, Lac Léman Music Masterclasses, and Encore Chamber Music festivals. Mr. Bak is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Dimitri Murrath. He currently studies with Hsin-Yun Huang at the Juilliard School where he is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. In his spare time, he enjoys long walks, spicy food, and automobiles.