Myles Smiles

Myles Jordan at his home in Maine

Myles Jordan had an eclectic upbringing in Canada, appearing on CBC television as a childhood actor, and studying art for six years before taking up the cello.  After serving four years with the National Ballet Orchestra of Canada he won a Floyd S. Chalmers Foundation Award, which enabled him to study at the Juilliard School with the late Claus Adam.  From New York he moved to Philadelphia, where he became associate principal cellist of the Concerto Soloists’ Chamber Orchestra for a season before embarking on doctoral studies.  He is a founder of the DaPonte String Quartet, and has played with the group for close to twenty years.  A fascination with early music, especially Johann Sebastian Bach, led him to explore the Baroque violoncello piccolo with which he recently recorded a rigorously historicist interpretation of three Bach cello suites for the Centaur label.  He lives in rural Maine.