New York Concerti Sinfonietta, Julie Jordan Artistic Dir.
New York Concerti Sinfonietta, Julie Jordan, Artistic Director
The New York Concerti Sinfonietta, founded by Julie Jordan, Artistic Director, offers the privilege of "Concerto Debut" performances to gifted soloists in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village. Together with Paul Hostetter, Principal Conductor, Dr. Jordan is dedicated to promoting and savoring the cultural treasure of musical arts in New York City communities.
Besides young artists and students of international and local conservatories and graduate schools, the New York Concerti Sinfonietta supports gifted musicians of all ages: instrumentalists, singers and composers.
We aim to share a joy of excellence as we grow and educate our communities of audience and performers through listening together. All are inspired and elevated by a brilliant repertoire of the concerto from all periods of music history that captures the drama of soloist/protagonist with in dialogue with a 40-piece professional orchestra comprised of the best free-lance players in the New York area.
Dr. Julie Jordan’s goal is to promote young talented musicians by offering them opportunities to perform as soloists. Founder of the New York Concerti Sinfonietta (NYCS), Dr. Jordan has allowed talented soloists to collaborate with highly respected conductors such as Paul Hostetter, principal conductor of the NYCS, as well as guest conductors such as George Stelluto, Charles Neidich and Jeffrey Grogan.
The NYCS is a 40-piece ensemble. The Sinfonietta has counted among its players many concertmasters and principals of leading orchestras. Individual members of acclaimed chamber groups such as the Claremont Trio, Attacca Quartet, Voxare Quartet, Vertavo Quartet, Ethel Quartet, Eroica Trio and the Sequitur Ensemble have played in Julie Jordan Presents ongoing series featuring the Sinfonietta or been featured as guest artists in concerts. Venues have included Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, the Yamaha Piano Salon, and the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village.
As artistic director of the NYCS, Dr. Jordan was able to offer as many as six concerts a year featuring gifted soloists through a series of concerts by her instituted: The “Julie Jordan Presents” concerts series in the past, and currently the “Shining Stars Series”.
It has been said of Dr. Jordan that she has “a talent for finding talent.” Her diverse discoveries demonstrate a dedication to presenting performers that is international in scope.
Among the most outstanding soloists who have recently appeared with Julie Jordan’s New York Concerti Sinfonietta is violinist Eric Silberger who was the only violinist to simultaneously become a laureate prize winner in the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition in St. Petersburg and the Michael Hill International Competition in New Zealand. Other notable names are pianists Atonio Pastor, Owen Zhou, and Raymond Wong. Dr. Jordan has also invited pianists from the world class China Conservatory of Music in Beijing to perform with her orchestra, introducing to the New York audience such deep and powerful artists as 21-year-old Da-wen Li and 17-year-old Xiao-yu Guo.
Julie Jordan Presents has provided innumerable performance opportunities for the young artists to gain experience as our New York Concerti Sinfonietta continues to thrive with a following and all the soloists and orchestra musicians as well as our principal conductor and guest conductor have congratulated me on our golden win-win. I hope to continue our international outreach to bring artists and students to New York City as well as apply for bringing our concerts in rehearsal to the public and private schools of NYC and elsewhere.
My experience lies in teaching as well as performing which has inspired my joy of sharing these opportunities as everyone gains with the dream of reaching to be a superior soloist with musicians of the highest level as well as supporting through our collaborations.
I have been approached by many composers as well requests from our orchestral players and guest conductors to keep this golden opportunity for soloists to shine. Additionally, I have asked my students who are dancers/choreographers to get ready for collaborative projects as we have been recognized for our "imaginative programming...offered persuasive and compelling performances...
"Maestro Hostetter collaborated by fully bringing out a kaleidoscope of orchestral colors, from sassy – even ribald – trombone interjections to a beautiful, quiet impressionistic interlude with harp arpeggios...Afterward, a full house roared its approval."
With a Carnegie Weill Hall concert last year, Julie Jordan celebrated her ”˜teaching anniversary of twenty-seven years’ at The Juilliard School Evening Division where she is on the Piano Faculty. Dr. Jordan created her Monday/Thursday masterclasses: “The Piano Concerto”, “Solo and Collaborative Piano”, “Piano Sonatas and Salon Solos".
Julie Jordan has developed a considerable following as both pianist and pedagogue, known for her masterclasses here and abroad, always with her goal to inspire her students to become their own best teacher.
“...Dr. Jordan has guided and nurtured innumerable students during decades of teaching at Juilliard, and has afforded them invaluable performing opportunities through her continuing series of ”˜Julie Jordan Presents’ concerts with her professional orchestra, the New York Concerti Sinfonietta, as well as her piano competitions...”
Julie Jordan is dedicated and passionate about providing both study and performance opportunities for musicians and teaches students of all ages in her private studio.
Dr. Julie Jordan earned her DMA, MM, MFA, BM-Magna cum laude piano performance degrees at the Manhattan School of Music, The Juilliard School, UCLA, Dominican University as the recipient of numerous honors and scholarships. Blessed with extraordinary teachers, Dr. Jordan studied with Aube Tzerko, Adolph Baller, Tanya Ury, and Abbey Simon. Both at Juilliard and UCLA, Dr. Jordan held teaching fellowships with the Knafel Award and Atwater Kent Scholarship.
Her Julie Jordan’s first prize awards include performances with the Marin Symphony, Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, Burbank Symphony, Orchestra Piccola, Contra Costa Symphony, Dominican University Orchestra, Berkeley Bach Festival, Aspen Music Festival, UCLA’s Frank Sinatra Classical Music Award in Royce Hall, UCBerkeley’s Hertz Hall, Frank Lloyd Wrights’s Civic Center, Santa Barbara’s Lobero Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall.
As a piano soloist and chamber musician, Julie frequently performs in salon settings throughout the US, Europe as at the Cloisters of San Nicola, Stratford, the isles of Capri, Italy, Greece, Japan and Manhattan. Julie Jordan’s performances have been broadcast on the radio stations of WQXR, WNYC, in New York City and KDFC and KKHI in San Francisco and she is the author of “Speed-reading at the Keyboard.”
Besides Musical Artistic Director for the upcoming film: Central Park: The People’s Park by Martin L. Birnbaum, www.lovingcentralpark.com, Julie Jordan is an artist-in-residence at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village, NYU Parish where her New York Concerti Sinfonietta performs each season and next on Sept. 8 2012, 7PM at Steinway Hall, 109 W. 57th St. and Sept.11, 2012 at the Church of St. Joseph in Greenwich Village with competition winners.
“Imaginative programming and insightful performances distinguished the opening concert of the 2011-12 season of Julie Jordan Presents..."
Julie Jordan Presents Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital concerto concerts are on Nov.13, 2012 and Feb.25, 2012 Featuring Guest Soloists and 2012-13 Concerto Competition Winners, with Paul Hostetter Principal Conductor leading the New York Concerti Sinfonietta.
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