Mr. & Mrs. Harold H. Heath Principal String Bass
Principal Bass Jordan Anderson has soloed with the Seattle Symphony, Cascade Symphony Orchestra and Seattle Chamber Orchestra, and in recital around Washington state. In April 2013, Anderson performed his composition Traction for Solo Double Bass at [untitled], the Seattle Symphony’s new-music series. In November 2007 he performed John Harbison’s Concerto for Bass Viol and Orchestra with the Seattle Symphony. Anderson has also performed with the Emerson String Quartet and Leon Fleisher, as well as The Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Recent music festival appearances include performances at the Verbier Summer Music Festival as a member of the Verbier Orchestra, the Saratoga Summer Performing Arts Festival, and Seattle Chamber Music Society’s summer and winter festivals.
Anderson has served as Principal Bass of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra since fall 2000. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Harold Robinson, Principal Bass of The Philadelphia Orchestra. His awards include Grand Prize in the David Walter Memorial Double Bass Composition Competition. He enjoys teaching and giving master classes around the Northwest.
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