“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, Bak has earned top prizes in several competitions, including the 2017 Juilliard Concerto Competition, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Competition, and the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra Competition. Bak has played in masterclasses for Atar Arad, Kirsten Docter, Veit Hertenstein, Nobuko Imai, Cynthia Phelps, and Steven Tenenbom. Recent festivals include Taos School of Music, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Lac Léman Music Masterclasses, and Encore Chamber Music festivals. He has performed and collaborated with esteemed musicians such as Colin Carr, Ara Gregorian, Emanuel Gruber, Hsin-Yun Huang, Daniel Khalikov, Joel Noyes, Dov Scheindlin, Keiko Sekino, and Quan Yuan.
Bak is a graduate of New England Conservatory having studied with Dimitri Murrath and will earn his Master’s Degree as a student of Hsin-Yun Huang at The Juilliard School, where he is a proud recipient of the Kovner Fellowship. Bak is a current member of The Juilliard Orchestra and Symphony in C and teaches at The Malverne School of Music in Malverne, NY. He also performs in The Montclair Orchestra Chamber Music concert series in NJ. Bak will pursue his Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School as a student of Samuel Rhodes.