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Jonathan Schakel

Performance Practice


Jonathan Schakel earned an undergraduate degree from Hope College (Holland, MI), and later began organ studies with James David Christie and Peter Kranefoed in Boston. He earned a master’s degree in organ and early music from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA, studying organ and harpsichord with Peter Sykes and continuo with Frances Conover Fitch. He has pursued further studies with Lorenzo Ghielmi, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, and Olivier Latry, and has participated in the summer organ academies in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and at McGill University in Montreal.  Jonathan has given organ recitals in many of the United States, Scotland, the Netherlands, and Germany, including performances at Harvard University; Trinity Church, Boston; St Giles’ Cathedral, Edinburgh; and de Engelse Kerk, Amsterdam. He also performs on harpsichord and baroque guitar.  Some of his editions of Renaissance vocal music have been performed by groups in the USA, England, and Germany.