Daniel Jordan is the concertmaster of the Sarasota Orchestra and principal second violinist of The Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He is also the Director of Programs for the Artist Series of Sarasota. He was formerly the Assistant Principal First Violinist of the Malaysian Philharmonic and a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.
Daniel has played as concertmaster of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, and Erie Philharmonic and has performed in the violin section of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, and Florida Orchestra. Twice he has returned to lead the New World Symphony as concertmaster in alumni concerts. Previously, he spent summers serving as concertmaster for the National Repertory Orchestra, assistant concertmaster for the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and a member of the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. Recent summer credits include the Mainly Mozart Festival, Sarasota Music Festival and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.
Daniel 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. He performs on the ex Humphreys 1695 Peter Guarneri of Mantua violin using either a Dominique Peccatte or Joseph Fonclause bow, all on loan to the Sarasota Orchestra from the Steinwachs Family Foundation.
He is married to another violinist in the Sarasota Orchestra, Chung-Yon Hong, and they are the proud parents of a son named Spencer and a maltipoo named Lumi.