One of Ireland’s most acclaimed and brilliant concert pianists, Peter Tuite has achieved international renown for his performances and has broadcast on both radio and television, nationally and internationally. Highlights of recent seasons include a highly acclaimed sixteen-city tour of the United States performing Beethoven’s Third Concerto and Shostakovich’s Second Concerto, and a critically lauded traversal of the complete Haydn Piano Sonatas in a joint project with Fionnuala Moynihan at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.
Educated at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Peter later studied under Benjamin Pasternak and Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute in the United States. He also made a special study of Franz Liszt with Lazar Berman and of J.S. Bach with Alexis Weissenberg. Though his early studies focused principally on composition, he was awarded nearly every major prize for classical performance in Ireland. In a single year alone he won the Young Musician of the Future competition, the Lisney Award, and the Chopin Prize at the Dublin International Piano Competition and following these successes was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in the United States. On graduation from Johns Hopkins University, he was nominated for election to Pi Kappa Lambda.
Whilst maintaining an active performing career, he returned in 2007 to the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he subsequently served as its Head of the Keyboard Faculty and later as its Senior Dean. Many of his students have achieved acclaim both nationally and internationally and in more recent years Peter has been invited to sit on the juries of various prestigious international competitions. In addition to this he maintains an active interest in composition and also in interdisciplinarity arising from his studies at the University of Oxford. For more information, see www.petertuite.com