Jordan Hall

Violinist | Composer | PhD Candidate


As violin soloist, I have played major halls in the US and Europe, debuting at age 13 with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performing the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor. Other highlights include performances by invitation for a former President and First Lady, solos with the Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Sinfonia, and Bloomington Symphony, radio and TV broadcasts, and a performance at the Kennedy Center for the opening of a James Wyeth exhibition. Trained in a variety of genres and styles of violin playing, my debut album of jazz and blues was described by AllAboutJazz as "stirring and poignant."

As a PhD Candidate at NYU, my academic work is integrally tied to my composition and performance. I am interested in listeners' experience of sound and the words they use to describe it. My dissertation explores the historical period in which these descriptions became a distinct category of writing in English literature, tracing the emergence of music criticism as a genre in eighteenth-century Britain. 



Contact Jordan

ATT: Jordan Hall
New York University
English Department
244 Greene St
New York, NY 10003

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