Jordan Li-Smith ALCM
Born in Wrexham, North Wales, Jordan trained at The Royal Academy Of Music (PGDip), where he was kindly supported by the Sir Elton John Scholarship and Help Musicians UK. He studied Piano & Voice at the Junior RNCM and trained as a performer at The Hammond, Chester. Jordan is a proud alumnus of the National Youth Music Theatre. He is Artistic Director of the newly founded, Jord&Co. Productions.
As musical director: Amour (UK Premiere, also Additional Orchestrations. BroadwayWorld West End/UK Nomination for Best Musical Direction, Fringe/Regional), Desperate Measures (Jermyn Street Theatre), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Guildford School Of Acting), Next To Normal (Royal Academy Of Music), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamboat (Cambridge Summer Music Festival), The Piper Of Hamelin (John Rutter@70, Cambridge Summer Music Festival), Gulliver’s Travels (Workshop, RAM), My Garden: The London Showcase 2014 (Etcetera Theatre).
As assistant MD; Musical Theatre Industry Showcase (RAM, also Co-Arranger), Curtain Up! (Prince Edward, RAM, also Co-Arranger), West Side Story, The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables, Cabaret, Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Hammond).
As orchestrator; LMTO does Wicked (Co-orchestrator, London Musical Theatre Orchestra)
As a composer/lyricist: Summer In The Lakes (excerpt workshopped and performed at Etcetera Theatre, in association with The London Showcase), A Nativity (Chester Cathedral).
Jordan played keyboard in Southwark Playhouse's recent production of Grand Hotel. He has played for many masterclasses, including Mary Hammond, David White, Gareth Valentine & Jeremy Sams. He is also an experienced vocal coach, and gives singing workshops at the Bishopsgate Institute.