Stunned silence at surprise Juilliard appointmentmain
Peter Sykes, a professor at Boston University, has announced on his Facebook page that he is joining Juilliard:
Today I am very happy to share the news that I will be joining the faculty of the Historical Performance Department of the Juilliard School in New York City as its teacher of harpsichord, starting in September. I will continue at Boston University and First Church in Cambridge, commuting to New York at regular intervals. I am very honored to have been invited to help train our next generation of fine harpsichordists, and will look forward to working with them in the fall.
No word about this from Juilliard, or what it means for the incumbent, Kenneth Weiss.
Our informants, who insist on anonymity, sound none too pleased.