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Keyboard professor named Founding Fellow of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship

Fri 25 September 2020

Pianist Peter Tuite awarded prominent new fellowship by City of Weimar

Classical concert pianist and keyboard professor Peter Tuite is the inaugural recipient of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship, which carries one of the most significant financial awards in Baroque Classical Performance in the world today.

The Glenn Gould Fellowship honours the name of one of the world’s most influential and iconic pianists, famed for his legendary performances of Bach.

Inspired by Gould’s ground-breaking engagement with film and recording technology, this new venture seeks to utilise digital technologies to help established artists recreate the music of the Baroque in innovative ways, establishing a legacy that will inspire future musicians.

Over the course of the Fellowship, Peter will create a series of artefacts that will capture his unique vision and make an enduring statement about Baroque music.

On becoming the Founding Fellow Peter comments –

“It is a singular honour to be awarded this Fellowship by the City of Weimar – a city long synonymous with artistic excellence. As Founding Fellow, I have been tasked with developing the first of a series of films and recordings that will help launch a brand-new archive – an archive that will in turn launch the Projects of all future Glenn Gould Bach Fellows.”

Praised for his “astonishing technical facility” (Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Massachusetts) and “engaging self-assurance” (Washington Post), Peter Tuite has garnered international acclaim for his recital and concerto appearances throughout the world. Between 2015 and 2018, he was the Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban and continues to serve on the music faculty.

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