Jordan Black is a London-based clarinettist, who enjoys a varied schedule of solo, chamber and orchestral engagements. After spending his early childhood in Kenya, he trained at the Purcell School and Royal Academy of Music. Jordan performed as a woodwind finalist in the BBC Young Musician 2012, and has made appearances as soloist with the Bristol Ensemble, New English Concert Orchestra and Leeds Sinfonia. He was also invited by the London Mozart Players to perform for TRH the Earl and Countess of Wessex at Windsor Castle.
A passionate chamber musician, Jordan is a founding member of Notus Winds. The group have given performances at the Wigmore Hall, Two Moors International Festival, BBC Proms Plus Series, St Martin-in-the-Fields and Brazil’s Festival de Inverno. They also held a Chamber Music Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. Jordan began his orchestral training as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, where he received the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Arthur Bulgin Medal. He now frequently works as a freelance player in orchestras and ensembles across the UK, most recently appearing as Guest Principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra. He also works as a chamber music coach in the Royal Academy’s Junior Department.