Award-winning Jamaican-American violist Jordan Bak is building an exciting international career as a trailblazing artist, praised for his radiant stage presence, dynamic interpretations, and fearless power. He is frequently in demand as a concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and educator. Richard Uttley has been recognised for his "musical intelligence and pristine facility" (International Record Review), "amazing decisiveness", and "tumultuous performance" (Daily Telegraph).
Bak was the 2021 YCAT Robey Artist and a top laureate of the 2020 Sphinx Competition. He is also a Grand Prize winner and Audience Prize recipient of the 2019 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, the recipient of the 2019 Samuel Sanders Tel Aviv Museum Prize and the 2019 John White Special Prize from the Tertis International Viola Competition. In addition, Bak is a member of the celebrated New York Classical Players and is a featured artist for WQXR’s Artist Propulsion Lab. Highlights of the 2021-2022 season include recital debuts at Wigmore Hall, Merkin Concert Hall & Baltimore’s Shriver Hall Concert Series, chamber music tours with Musicians from Marlboro and CAG on Tour, and new music commissions from such composers as Tyson Davis, Shawn Okpebholo & James Ra.
Uttley's playing has been frequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and has featured on BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC World Service, Classic FM, and Sky Arts. He won the British Contemporary Piano Competition in 2006 and the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) auditions in 2011.
H. Leslie Adams The Ecstasy of Love
Rebecca Clarke Untitled
Jessica Meyer Excessive Use of Force
Arnold Bax Viola Sonata, GP 251
The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 24 March and will be performed by the Jubilee String Quartet.
Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on 29 March for the LSE Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.
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Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please visit LSE Arts and Music.
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