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VC Artist Jordan Bak Signs with Arts Management Group

The Jamaican-American violist joins the likes of Vadim Gluzman, Paul Huang, and Geneva Lewis on AMG's roster

“I am so unbelievably thrilled to be joining the incredible roster of Arts Management Group and to be working with Bill Capone, Tim Mar, and Felipe Nieto," Jordan told The Violin Channel. "I am so humbled to be moving forward with this organization in the next chapter of my career, and I am grateful to be represented by a warm and knowledgeable team that have already made me feel more than welcome. I'm so excited to be working together!”

The 2021 YCAT Robey Artist and a top laureate of the 2020 Sphinx Competition, Jordan Bak is also a Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, the recipient of the 2019 Samuel Sanders Tel Aviv Museum Prize, and the 2019 John White Special Prize from the Tertis International Viola Competition.

Other recent accolades include being a featured artist for WQXR’s inaugural Artist Propulsion Lab, plus being named one of ClassicFM's "30 Under 30" Rising Stars and Musical America’s New Artist of the Month.

Aside from performing internationally, he became an Assistant Professor of Viola at Bowling Green State University's College of Musical Arts this year. He is a former faculty member of Opportunity Music Project in New York and serves as a visiting artist and Ambassador for Music Masters in London.

Additionally, he has given masterclasses at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (UK), Conservatorio del Tolima (Colombia), and the Brevard Music Center.

In 2021, he performed an all-solo recital in the opening series of The Violin Channel's highly acclaimed Vanguard Concerts Series.

Bak’s recent performances include recitals at Kravis Center, Wiltshire Music Centre, and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and is looking forward to upcoming concerts at the Concertgebouw, Harriman-Jewell Series, and at the Schleswig-Holstein and Lichfield music festivals.

Only the third violist to earn the Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, Jordan Bak earned a Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School where he was awarded the prestigious Kovner Fellowship. His principal teachers were Dimitri Murrath, Hsin-Yun Huang, and Samuel Rhodes.


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