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As one of the most distinguished and versatile artists, Peyer Sykes’ playing has been called compelling and moving, magnificent and revelatory, bold, imaginative and amazingly accurate. 

A principal instructor of the harpsichord at The Juilliard School of Music since 2014, Sykes has appeared throughout the United States and internationally, including an appearance at the Library of Congress and as a featured soloist in the Bank of Boston Emerging Artists Celebrity Series. 

His solo performances include an all-Bach inaugural recital on a new organ by Fritz Noack for the Langholtskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland, de Falla’s Harpsichord Concerto with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble, and the Schumann Piano Quintet on original instruments with the Van Swieten Quartet. Sykes has made 10 solo recordings of organ and harpsichord repertoire ranging from Buxtehude, Couperin and Bach to Reger and Hindemith and his acclaimed organ transcription of Holst’s “The Planets.” He also performs and records with Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque and Aston Magna.

As a teacher and mentor of aspiring professional performers, Sykes serves as associate professor of music and chair of the historical performance department at Boston University, where he teaches organ, harpsichord, clavichord and continuo realization. He holds degrees from the New England Conservatory and Concordia University in Montreal. 

For more information, please contact us at lifelonglearning@lr.edu or 803-461-3237.

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