Praised for his "astonishing technical facility", "singing line" and "perfect sense of balance", Peter Tuite has garnered international acclaim for his recital and concerto appearences throughout the world.
Educated at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Oxford and as a Fulbright Scholar at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, he subsequently went on to become Head of the Keyboard Faculty of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Between 2015 and 2018, he served as the Head of Piano and Keyboard Instruments at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London—and continues to serve on the faculty of both these institutions. He regularly participates in the International Piano Week held at Montepulciano, Italy and is co-founder of the New Lights Festival in Greenwich, London.
As the Founding Fellow of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship, his project will involve exploring differing perspectives on the late keyboard works of J.S. Bach.
Peter Tuite is the joint creator of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship. He was appointed Founding Fellow in order to establish the Fellowship parameters, and through direct experience, to set its project milestones. As Founding Fellow he has explored Bach's Goldberg Variations, the Art of the Fugue, the Musical Offering, and thereby created a Fellowship prototype, and a path for future Elected Fellows.
The Founding Fellow is also Curator of the new Project Archive, member of the Project Committee, and Custodian of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship itself - with responsibility for ensuring its ongoing integrity.
The launch year for the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship will contain key milestones for the Founding Fellow, that will be as follows:
May 2020: launch of the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship.
July 2020: completion of the first part of the Founding Fellow's project. Filming/recording will take place in Germany.
October 2020: Founding Fellow gives the mid-year presentation and recital before project committee.
January 2021: completion of the second part of the Founding Fellow's Project. Filming/recording will take place in London.
September 2021: presentation of completed final project at the Thuringia Bach Festival 2021; launch of the new Archive for the Glenn Gould Bach Fellowship.