Award-winning Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak is building an exciting international career as a trailblazing artist, praised for his radiant stage presence, dynamic interpretations, and fearless power. He is frequently in demand as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and educator. The 2021 YCAT Robey Artist and a top laureate of the 2020 Sphinx Competition, Bak is also a Grand Prize winner and Audience Prize recipient of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, as well as the recipient of the 2019 Samuel Sanders Tel Aviv Museum Prize and the 2019 John White Special Prize from the Tertis International Viola Competition. In addition, Bak is a member of the celebrated New York Classical Players and is a featured artist for WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab.
A New York native, Jordan Bak holds degrees from New England Conservatory and The Juilliard School, having studied with Hsin-Yun Huang, Dimitri Murrath and Samuel Rhodes. Bak is jointly represented by Concert Artists Guild in New York and Young Classical Artists Trust in London. In addition to his performing schedule, he has been invited to serve as returning Viola Artist Faculty for the Classical Music Institute of San Antonio, as Guest Artist Speaker for the Children’s Orchestra Society in Long Island, and as a jury member for the Boulder Bach Festival’s 2020 World Bach Competition. Bak is on the faculty of Opportunity Music Project in New York and served as Teaching Assistant for The Juilliard School ACHT Viola Studio.