Sunday, March 5, 2017

Cellist Myles Jordan

Myles Jordan had an eclectic upbringing in Canada, appearing on CBC television as a childhood actor, and studying art for six years before taking up the cello.  
After serving four years with the National Ballet Orchestra of Canada he won a Floyd S. Chalmers Foundation Award.  From New York he moved to Philadelphia, where he became associate principal cellist of the Concerto Soloists’ Chamber Orchestra for a season before embarking on doctoral studies.  He is a founder of the DaPonte String Quartet, and has played with the group for close to twenty years.  A fascination with early music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach, led him to explore the Baroque violoncello piccolo with which he recently recorded a rigorously historicist interpretation of three Bach cello suites for the Centaur label.  He lives in rural Maine.

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