Jordan Ashman


BBC Young Musician 2022

About Jordan

Jordan is a 19 year old percussionist from Cambridge. He has just started his studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire under Toby Kearney, with a scholarship award, and has become more well known having been recently crowned the BBC Young Musician 2022.

Jordan Ashman with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Young Musician 2022 Grand Final
BBC/Dan Prince

Jordan previously attended Junior Royal Academy of Music, and Junior Royal College of Music. He was a member of the National Children's Orchestra of Great Britain for 5 years, played with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two, and is currently the principal percussionist of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain.

He has won many awards, including the 'most promising' player in the Southern Percussion International Competition 2021, the Davison Young Musician's Patron's Award 2021, and with a percussion trio, the Junior RCM Chamber Music Competition, resulting in a Young Artists’ performance at the Wigmore Hall, London.