Jordan Brooks, born in 2003, started violin lessons at the age of seven under the tuition of Anne Marie Swanapoel at the Beau Soleil Music Centre in South Africa. Since the age of 11 he has performed as a soloist with various orchestras in South Africa: the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Hugo Lambrechts Symphony Orchestra, as well as numerous performances with the Beau Soleil Strings.
As the former concertmaster of the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Jordan performed in numerous concert venues in Cape Town as well as being involved with many collaboration concerts with well known national and international artists. He was also selected to play as an extra in the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in various symphony concerts. In 2018, Jordan was a member of the MIAGI orchestra where they toured Europe for six weeks, performing in concert venues such as the Elbphiharmonie and the Concertgebouw.
A major achievement followed in October 2019 when he was selected the overall winner of the prestigious National Youth Music Competition, culminating in a sterling performance of the first movement of the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2020, Jordan received the opportunity to continue his studies at the prestigious Chetham’s School of music in Manchester, studying with world renowned violin teacher Jan Repko.
Jordan is a very active chamber musician.. He has been a regular participant at the Franschhoek Chamber Music Festival, as well as the Stellenbosch Chamber Music Festival. In Manchester, he was involved with many collaborative chamber music projects with the Manchester Collective, The Barret Duo School in Norway, Masterclasses with the Emerson Quartet, as well as student-led projects.
Enriching his training, further inputs came from master classes by well-known performers and teachers such as Marc Bouchkov, Alexander Gilman, Philippe Graffin, Christina Brabetz, Gareth Lubbe and André Swanepoel, and Paul Watkins.