Jordan Adam Young

Cellist and violist da gamba, ​Jordan ​Adam Young has performed with groups such as Philharmonia Baroque, American Bach Soloists and Les Arts Florissants alongside conductors such as Nicholas McGegan, William Christie, Richard Egarr, Steven Stubbs, Rachel Podger and Johnathan Cohen. He feels equally at home teaching masterclasses as well as performing in them. Some recent masterclasses were led by Jordi Savall, Paolo Pandolfo, Beatrice Martin, and Fretwork. ​ Young​ began his early music focus at festivals such as Oregon Bach Festival, Early Music Vancouver, and Viola da Gamba Society Conclave. He also received honorary mention for the 2017 SFCM Marathon Composition Competition. With an important regard to historical accuracy, ​Jordan​ seeks to find a factual basis for every artistic decision. He is currently in New York in pursuit of his Master’s Degree as the only viola da gamba major, under the direction of Sarah Cunningham at the Juilliard School of Music. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in modern cello with an emphasis in baroque, obtained while studying with Jennifer Culp, Elisabeth Reed, and Corey Jamason. He is a co-founder of Cello Street Quartet, a winning group of American Music Abroad and traveled to Eastern Europe and Russia, teaching and performing through a Federal-State Department-funded tour. Adam is equally enthusiastic about teaching ballet classes to music majors as an independent project at the Juilliard School. His recent performances in​​clude continuo for the ​​acclaimed performance by Juilliard’s “Ensemble 415” of the 1733 opera “Hippolyte Et Aricie” ​​by Jean Phillipe Rameu at Lincoln Center.