Jonathan Price read music at Durham University, where he studied the organ with Richard Lloyd at Durham Cathedral and David Hill at Westminster Cathedral. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 1986, having won the Lympus Prize, the Durrant Prize, and the Frederick Shinn Prize for the highest marks in performance at the Associateship examinations. His piano studies with Kate Miller resulted in the Licentiate Diploma of the Guildhall School of Music.
Following a Masters’ Degree in Management Studies, Jonathan went into the world of orchestral management. He spent three years as Orchestra Supervisor of the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, then joined the National Centre for Orchestral Studies -
Since moving to Bristol in 1990, Jonathan is now busy as an organist, accompanist and piano teacher. He was appointed in 1998 as Organist and Director of Music here at Christ Church in Bristol City, where he trains the choir of men and boys: since 1994 he has been Organist to The Cavendish Choir. For twelve years until 2010, Jonathan was Administrator and Company Secretary of the Bristol Ensemble (formerly the Emerald Ensemble); he was involved with the Bristol Centre of the Incorporated Society of Musicians also for 12 years, serving as Secretary and as Chairman for 6 years each. He was President of the Bristol and District Organists' Association in 2000/01.
For about 10 years, Jonathan took twice-
Jonathan’s playing has featured on a variety of commercial recordings and broadcasts. He has given many recitals both in this country and in Switzerland, where he worked for a time with Kuhn Organ Builders, Ltd -
Given a suitable opportunity and suitable weather, Jonathan enjoys motoring in his Grandfather’s Mark V Jaguar, built in 1949.
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