Curtis Institute of Music Library
1720 Locust St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone: 215-893-5265

Fax: 215-893-9065



In order to ensure the continuation of collaborative projects, learning, and performances uniquely championed by Dr. Rosalyn Tureck, the Tureck Bach Research Institute merged with the Curtis Institute of Music in 2015, gifting its assets and intellectual property rights to the school and combining two respected institutions dedicated to education and performance at the highest level.

Founded by Rosalyn Tureck (1913–2003)—a keyboard artist, teacher, conductor, scholar, author, and lecturer—the Tureck Bach Research Institute at Curtis Institute of Music is dedicated to furthering research and performance of the music of J.S. Bach and preserving the scholarship, performances, and teaching of Dr. Tureck.

The Tureck Bach Research Institute at Curtis Institute of Music holds materials amassed over Dr. Tureck’s nearly 80-year career, including manuscripts of essays, books, correspondence, and other documents, as well as recordings of her live performances, lectures, and master classes. These archives will remain housed at Boston University’s Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’s Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

In 2019, Dr. Tureck's long-awaited autobiography was published by Pendragon Press. Learn more about the publication.

The Tureck Bach Research Institute Fellow

Curtis has established an annual fellowship in honor of Rosalyn Tureck, to be held by a female student. 

2019–present         Maya Miro Johnson, composition

2016–19                  Clara Gerdes, organ

2015–16                  Emma Resmini, flute