With his musical compositions performed in over twelve countries, Jordon He has been recognised as a classical music composer of creative programming and a performer with passionate interpretations. His passion for music began at the age of five after hearing a violin performance, and since then, he has been inspired to play the violin and composing music. In 2020, he completed his Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and since 2020, he has been working with Southern Cross Soloists, the company-in-residence of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre and one of Australia’s most long-running and formidable chamber music ensembles, as a composer and arranger, and also as a 2021 SXS Next Gen artist. His music will also appear in the 2021 Brisbane Music Festival and the Bangalow Music Festival, and the VIII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival as part of the Composition Course reMusik.org, taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Jordon focuses on creating compositions from the point of view of a performer, as he firmly believes the two mediums are closely correlated. As an Australian with Chinese heritage, he incorporates musical elements from both the East and the West into his compositions. Venues, in which Jordon’s works have been performed include the Sydney Opera House, Joseph Joachim Konzertsaal (Berlin) and Musiikkitalo (Helsinki). Jordon has been a long-time collaborator with the violin duo, TwoSet Violin, as a composer and arranger. A highlight of his compositional career is a sell-out concert at the Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra and TwoSet Violin in 2017.
In his spare time, Jordon can be found drinking tea and hanging out with his two dogs.