Conductor Jordan de Souza Signs with Étude Arts

By David Salazar
(Credit: Neda Navaee)

Étude Arts has announced that conductor Jordan de Souza has joined its artist roster for general management.

Last year, the Canadian maestro was appointed to be the General Music Director of the Theater Dortmund and the Chief Conductor of the Dortmund Philharmoniker for five years.

“A varied and dynamic schedule with many of the world’s great opera houses, symphony orchestras, and festivals reflect Jordan de Souza’s standing as one of the most sought-after conductors of his generation,” says Étude Arts’ official website about the conductor. ” The artist’s energy, passion, charisma, and creativity are impactful to musicians and audiences alike and he is a thoughtful educator of new audiences opening doors welcomingly to the world of Classical Music.”

Born in Toronto, Jordan studied conducting at McGill University in Montreal and made his conducting debut at the age of 20 with Bach’s St. John Passion. Following his graduation, he joined the McGill faculty from 2011 to 2015 and went on to conduct several important choral works. He also served as the conductor-in-residence of Tapestry Opera in Toronto.

Other artists represented by Étude Arts include Paul Appleby, Fleur Barron, Ian Bostridge, Peixin Chen, Clay Hilley, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, Sean Panikkar, Stuart Skelton, Lauren Snouffer, and William Socolof.