Katie Tearle

Director for New Music for Edition Peters Group (London, UK)


Edition Peters has been publishing music for over 200 years, since its formation in Leipzig at the beginning of the 19th Century. In August 2010 the Edition Peters Group was created and incorporates Peters Germany, Peters UK and Peters USA. The Edition Peters catalogue has at its heart core content of over 12,000 titles, including editions of the majority of mainstream repertoire – from J.S. Bach to Richard Wagner. Its roster of 20th and 21st century composers includes Mark Andre, Sally Beamish, Daníel Bjarnason, John Cage, George Crumb, James Dillon, Jonathan Dove, Richard Dubugnon, Sebastian Fagerlund, Morton Feldman, Brian Ferneyhough, Clara Iannotta, Mauricio Kagel, Roxanna Panufnik, Rebecca Saunders, Erkki-Sven Tüür and Charles Wuorinen. 

Before taking up her role in music publishing in 2012, Katie founded and led the Education Department at Glyndebourne for 25 years. Glyndebourne Education made a major contribution to the company’s presentation of new work, including the commissioning of many innovative and ground-breaking projects for young people and the community to participate in. In 2010 Glyndebourne commissioned the youth opera Knight Crew from composer Julian Philips and writer Nicky Singer. The creation of Knight Crew at Glyndebourne was the focus of the BBC TV series Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne, which reached 2 million-viewers and subsequently went on to win an International Emmy Award. 

Katie is a trustee of The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation, Spitalfields Music, panel member of the ISCM (International Society of Contemporary Music) British Section and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is a past chair of RESEO (the European Network of Opera Education), former Regional Council Member of Arts Council England, South East. In spring 2011 she was a Visiting Research Fellow at Sussex University. Katie won the Opera Ability Media International Award in November 2010 run by Leonard Cheshire Disability for her work as Head of Education for Glyndebourne and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Birthday 2012 Honours List for services to music.