Teen earns honor at music festival

JACKSON — Jordan Torres, 14, recently competed in the 2015 Golden Key Music Festival and was awarded gold for her performance of Federic Chopin’s Prelude Op. 28 No. 12.

Since its inception in 2002, the Golden Key Music Festival of the United States has established itself as a major cultural event that attracts young instrumentalists from across the United States and other countries, according to a press release.

Its mission is to give young musicians the opportunity to display their talents on some of the most prestigious concert stages in the United States and to unlock the door into the world of art.

Jordan will be performing the piece again on June 7 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Last year, Jordan participated in the Crescendo International Music Competition where she was awarded first place and performed at the Winners Recital at Carnegie Hall, according to the press release.

In addition to her love of classical piano, Jordan performs regularly with her two bands, All the Stops and Impulse, where she performs vocals and plays keyboard. She is a high honor student at Jackson Liberty High School and attends Music University, Freehold, under the instruction of Paul Sallee.