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Peter Tuite to step down as Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments

Mon 5 February 2018

This summer, Peter Tuite will be stepping down from his role as Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban in order to concentrate on his flourishing performing and recording career.

Peter will remain a regular member of the professorial teaching staff at Trinity Laban, continuing to give individual lessons and take departmental classes, as well as contributing to academic class teaching on a number of programmes. These regular visits will be part of Peter’s busy schedule, in which he will be recording the complete Haydn Piano Sonatas amongst other projects while teaching internationally and performing extensively. Later this year Peter will be also be releasing his new filmed recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

Dr Claire Mera-Nelson, Director of Music at Trinity Laban, said:

“Peter is a wonderful colleague and advocate for Trinity Laban. Building on the many achievements of his illustrious predecessor Deniz Gelenbe, he has made numerous important contributions to the department, including overseeing the selection and acquisition of several spectacular new instruments and implementing a carefully designed programme of refurbishment and maintenance of our existing keyboard collection, introducing a new undergraduate piano festival, refreshing the curriculum, adding Rolf Hind and Ykaterina Lebedeva to our already stellar roster of professorial teaching staff and visiting artists, and giving our students access to a wealth of leading pianists and pedagogues through our programme of international masterclasses. It’s no surprise that an ever increasing number of talented young pianists are making Trinity Laban their first choice place of study. I am delighted that he will be remaining as a member of our team here at Trinity Laban.”

Peter said:

“It has been a privilege to serve as the Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban. The department is thriving at present, with innovative programmes, stellar performing opportunities and strong recruitment both nationally and internationally. Whilst I am excited to be embarking on a new chapter, I am equally delighted to still be part of the Trinity Laban community in my new role as visiting artist.”

Applications are now invited for the Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments. For more information, see the Trinity Laban website.

Image: Peter Tuite (Credit: JK Photography)