Board of Directors

David Posner, Honorary President
Kevin Kleinmann, President
Ernest Gilbert, Vice President
Michael Charry, Secretary/Treasurer
Foster Grimm
Sharon Isbin
Evan Cortens, Assistant Treasurer

Coordinators: Recorded Live Performances, Audio/Video

Foster Grimm/Kevin Kleinmann

Executive Administrator

Edward Cardona

Musical and Award Consultants

Michael Charry/Sharon Isbin

Boston University — Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center:

Keeper in Perpetuity: Tureck Archives, Documents, Manuscripts of Essays, Books, Editions, Correspondence, etc., Available for Research

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound:

Keeper in Perpetuity: All original recorded material of live performances, Lectures, Master Classes, Available for Research


Evan Cortens, Webmaster

Statement of Purposes

  1. To provide a full-time Fellowship in research:
    1. Analysis of Bach's music and historical treatises pertaining to the roots and development of his form and structure.
    2. The influences of past cultural and religious traditions on his music and thought.
    3. His influence on contemporary composers and their productions.

      The period of the Fellowship is to equal one to two semesters duration. Preference will be given but not limited to Fellows with newly-acquired Ph.D. degrees in Musicology, Performance, or Composition. This grant will also be available to established scholars of distinction.
  2. To provide a full-time Fellowship in research in disciplines other than music on the conceptual and/or structural relationships of these concepts in Bach's music and other disciplines such as mathematics, physics, and other scientific disciplines. This grant will be available solely for established international scholars. The period of the Fellowship is to equal one or two semesters duration.
  3. To further the studies of promising young performers:
    1. In multiple levels of technique in all media in solo instrumental, solo vocal, choral, and ensemble.
    2. In far-ranging musicological requirements in study of Bach's music.
    3. On period and contemporary instruments.
  4. To provide grants:
    1. For the continuing organization and completion of Rosalyn Tureck's numerous articles and essays. These grants will be available on application to graduate students working on their Ph.D. degrees or on their first year following the successful completion of their Ph.D. thesis.
    2. For the completion of Rosalyn Tureck's unfinished editions and books. The first of the grants has been awarded to Xoán Elías Castiñeira, for preparing editions of three of Dr. Tureck's writings on Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue.
      These grants will be available to established scholars in cooperation with performers, where desirable.
  5. The awards for each of these Fellowships to be selected by the Tureck Bach Research Institute Musical Consultants and endorsed by chairmen of University departments of Performance, Musicology, and Composition.
  6. The Fellowships and Grants to be known as the Rosalyn Tureck Awards.
  7. To encourage the creation, promulgation and fund raising for a ‘Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists’ anywhere in the world, but particularly in the United States and Russia.

Rosalyn Tureck resigned from the Tureck Bach Research Foundation in Oxford, England, an offshoot of the original Tureck Bach Institute, created by her and active since 1965, headquartered in New York City.
Her resignation and that of the Honorary Members of the foundation took place in the winter of 1999/2000.