Founded by Rosalyn Tureck (1913–2003)—a keyboard artist, teacher, conductor, scholar, author, and lecturer—the Tureck Bach Research Institute 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 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.
Curtis has established an annual fellowship in honor of Rosalyn Tureck, to be held by a female student. The 2018–19 Tureck Bach Research Institute Fellow is organ student Clara Gerdes.