Patrick Jordan is a native of West Texas, where he studied with Susan Schoenfeld. His studies continued in Boston at the New England Conservatory and the Longy School; his principal teachers were Walter Trampler and Eugene Lehner. While living in Boston, Patrick was a member of the Handel & Haydn Society Orchestra, the violist of the Boston Quartet (1986-1993), violinist/violist/arranger in D.C. Hall’s Band (a re-creation of a 19th-century dance and concert band), and violist of the period-instrument van Swieten Quartet (1994-1997). He is in demand across North America as a chamber and orchestral musician; he has been a member of the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra since 1997, serving most recently as principal viola, and is the principal violist of the Carmel Bach Festival (http://www.bachfestival.org/). Patrick is also violist and Artistic Administrator of the Gallery Players of Niagara (http://www.galleryplayers.ca/). He is a member of the Eybler Quartet (http://www.eyblerquartet.com/); look for their world premiere Analekta CD featuring the String Quartets, Op. 1 of Joseph Eybler; their collaboration with clarinettist Jane Booth, featuring works of Mozart and Backofen; and the complete String Quartets, Op. 33 of Joseph Haydn’s (released October 2012). When not busy with the viola, Patrick is an enthusiastic cook and student of the culture of food.