The Royal Conservatory The Glenn Gould School

Patrick Jordan

Music Literature

“Who knew violists could have so much fun?” – Toronto Globe and Mail, fairly sums up Patrick Jordan’s professional musical career. A native of West Texas, and student of Susan Schoenfeld, his studies continued in Boston with Walter Trampler and Eugene Lehner. He is currently co-principal viola of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, principal violist of the Carmel Bach Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra. Patrick is also violist with the Gallery Players of Niagara, and is on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He is a member of the Eybler Quartet, a period instrument string quartet, which recently released its second CD featuring works for clarinet and string quartet by Mozart and J.G.H Backofen with clarinetist Jane Booth. The Eybler Quartet will be recording the entirety of Haydn’s op. 33 in the winter of 2011-12. When not busy with the viola, he is an enthusiastic cook and student of the culture of food.

Reach Professor Jordan through e-mail at: patrick.jordan@rcmusic.ca