Sarasota Piano Quartet
The Sarasota Piano Quartet (formerly known as the New Artists Piano Quartet), founded in 1991, is one of four resident ensembles of Sarasota Orchestra.
The Quartet performs frequently on the Chamber Soirées Series in Holley Hall at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center in Sarasota and is also a regular guest at venues throughout Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Always innovative with their programs, prior seasons have featured compositions by Frank Bridge, Vitezslav Novak, PDQ Bach and David Amram, as well as major repertoire for the piano quartet by Brahms, Dvorak, Mozart and Fauré.
Current ensemble members include: Jennifer Best Takeda (assistant concertmaster), Matthew Pegis (assistant principal viola), Christopher Schnell (assistant principal cello), Jonathan Spivey (principal keyboard).