Jordan Ashman

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Jordan Ashman

17th April 2024

Jordan Ashman – percussion

A programme of works for marimba, vibraphone, and other mixed percussion to include:

Robert Oetomo Fantasy No 5, ‘As the Snow Falls’

Pius Cheung Etude in E minor

Cameron Sinclair Automata (composed specially for Jordan)

BBC Young Musician of the Year 2022 Jordan Ashman’s winning performance of Jennifer Higdon’s Percussion Concerto, was broadcast on BBC Four and BBC Radio 3, accompanied by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

Jordan won the 2022 British Open Brass Band Championship under 18s Solo Competition. He has also won the “most promising” player award in the 2020-2021 Southern Percussion International Tuned Competition, the solo percussion prize in Foden’s online competition and the Davison Young Musician’s Patron’s Award. He is currently principal percussionist with the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain where he has been awarded the percussion prize for the last 3 years. He was thrilled to win the prestigious Harry Mortimer Award in 2022.

Jordan became interested in playing in brass bands from an early age and joined the City of Cambridge Brass Band aged 10. He was then invited to play with the Virtuosi GUS Band and he made his debut appearance aged 13. Jordan has just been signed by Tredegar Band (currently ranked fourth in the world) and will play with them at the National Finals in the Royal Albert Hall in October. Jordan was also a member of Youth Brass 2000, the current National Champions, with whom he also toured Italy this year.

Jordan began playing drum kit aged 7 at school tutored by Ian Pickering. Currently, Jordan studies with Toby Kearney at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where he has received a scholarship award.

Jordan is grateful to the Young Classical Artists Trust for their generous support in their aftercare scheme for BBC Young Musician finalists.