Jonathan Spivey

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 1992

Jonathan Spivey grew up in the hockey-crazed town of Leksand, Sweden. He started piano at age five and was soon catching the train to Stockholm for lessons with Stig Ribbing and performances at Drottningholm Theater.

Jonathan has played in Carnegie's Weill Hall; Seoul, Korea; Melbourne, FL; Kansas City, MO; and Trondheim, Norway.  Upon receiving his doctorate in piano at Stony Brook, Spivey won the position of Principal Piano with the Sarasota Orchestra.

Jonathan is on the Associate Faculty of the Sarasota Music Festival, and he is organist at Church of the Palms. His wife Yoko is our Principal Timpani, and they are the proud parents of Sebastian and Olympia.