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 as of 2020 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. 

As one of the principal designers of the Fellowship, the Founding Fellow plays a unique role within the Fellowship. In addition to establishing the Fellowship, the Founding Fellow is tasked with putting in place the milestones of the Fellowship Structure, completing the first Fellowship Project and inaugurating the new Fellowship archive. 

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 monitoring 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. 



Cellist Tanja Tetzlaff has been a defining musician of her generation for decades, both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Over the course of her career, she has performed as a soloist with Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe and Sir Roger Norrington, among others. Her particular trademark is an extraordinarily broad repertoire, including above all
compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Tanja Tetzlaff studied with Heinrich Schiff at the Mozarteum Salzburg, among others.

Starting April 2021, over the next two years, Tanja will realize a film project that relates Bach's famous cello suites to nature and climate change, exploring ideas of culture, inheritance and responsibility. In addition to her concert activities, Tetzlaff has long been involved with environmental issues – and can now combine the two with this wholly unique project.


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