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Faculty of Music

Mr Pierre  Riley


PhD Student


Under the supervision of Prof John Rink, his project investigates the early twentieth-century performances and editions of Bach's keyboard works in Britain with an emphasis on archival recordings and histories of performance style. His wider research interests grow out of issues and topics encountered during his earlier training as pianist, chamber musician, and accompanist at the Université de Montréal and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Spanning several repertoires, these interests furthermore include collaborative creativity, art song, questions of musical taste and norms, the present-day musician's relationship to the recorded past, and debates about historically informed performance.

Pierre Riley is the recipient of a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada). 


Performance Studies
Early Recordings
Record Criticism
Twentieth-century performance practices
Bach reception