Jordan Bowron

Principal Viola

Originally from the North East of England, Jordan started his formal musical training at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and graduated in 2012 with a first class bachelor honours degree. He then went on to study as a scholar at London’s Royal Academy of Music, and graduated in 2014 with a distinction masters degree and the prestigious DipRAM award. He studied Baroque viola and viola d’amore with Jane Rogers. 


Now enjoying a busy playing career, Jordan holds the positions of principal viola with the Irish Baroque Orchestra and co-principal viola with the Academy of Ancient Music. 

He is regularly invited to play as guest principal and as a soloist with groups including the Dunedin Consort, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium, La Nuova Musica, Bach Akademie Stuttgart, Manchester Camerata and Ex Cathedra. He continues freelancing, touring, recording and broadcasting with many other orchestras including ‪The English Concert, The King's Consort, Classical Opera, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, Early Opera Company, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the ‪Royal Philharmonic Orchestra‬. 

He has played in many of the world’s most notable concert venues, and has toured extensively across Europe, the United States and Asia.

He plays a Baroque viola by Jan Pawlikowski (Krakow, Poland 2014). 


Away from playing, Jordan enjoys running, exploring new places and also investing some of his other time into Marine Conservation, with a particular passion for White Sharks.