Jordan Voelker, viola
2023 Guest Artist
Jordan Voelker is a violist from Seattle who fell in love with chamber music at Icicle Creek and Olympic Music Festival when she was in high school. Jordan was lucky enough to spend her formative years studying with some of her favorite violists in the world: Helen Callus, Roger Chase, Karen Tuttle and Kim Kashkashian. She also honed a passion for contemporary music first at Oberlin and New England Conservatory, then in Boston with the Callithumpian Consort, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Ludovico Ensemble, and Sound Icon. She has premiered works by Pulitzer, Rome, and Nissim Prize winners, and recorded new chamber pieces for Mode and Naxos Records.
While in Boston Jordan performed and recorded everything from Mahler to old-time country to 1930s jazz to children's sing-alongs. Jordan moved back to Seattle three years ago and was thrilled to find
artistic soulmates in NoCCO. She is also a member of Seattle Modern Orchestra, plays regularly with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and NW Sinfonietta, and records with Seattle Music. When not playing viola, planning a chamber music series or fighting Seattle traffic, Jordan can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family.