Jordan Kvanvig is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and has studied piano from the age of nine. Jordan’s first teacher can trace his line of instruction back to Beethoven, and Jordan strives to continue that tradition of excellence through his own playing and his students’ playing.
As a solo pianist, Jordan performs a range of challenging repertoire. Recent performances featured several Scriabin preludes and études, Debussy's Images, and Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C Minor. Other recent performances featured works by Ravel, Prokofiev and Ginastera.
As a collaborator, he has performed with the Charlotte Symphony, Davidson College Jazz Ensemble, UNC-Charlotte jazz combo, and as a freelance accompanist for vocalists and instrumentalists. For several years he served as a staff accompanist for ballet and modern classes at the UNC-Charlotte Department of Dance, and is currently the pianist at the Cannon School in Concord, NC.
Jordan lives in Charlotte with his wife, Alex, and adopted dog, Ptolemy. In his spare time he enjoys golf, tennis and pretending he can speak Portuguese.
Jordan earned his bachelor's degree in English from Davidson College where he studied piano with Ms. Cynthia Lawing and was the first prize winner of the Harper Music Scholarship. He later earned a degree in piano performance summa cum laude from University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he studied piano with Dr. Dylan Savage and was a merit scholarship winner.
Ever the lifelong learner, Jordan continued to study music while attending Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain and Cambridge University in England. Jordan is currently engaged in a music education project that teaches universal skills such as problem-solving, attention and creativity through traditional music lessons.