Dr. Christoph Wolff, Bach Scholar

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christoph Wolff, Direktor Bach-Archiv Leipzig © Gert Mothes

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christoph Wolff, Direktor Bach-Archiv Leipzig
© Gert Mothes

Christoph Wolff is the Adams University Research Professor at Harvard University and currently on the Graduate Faculty of the Juilliard School. He taught the history of music at Erlangen, Toronto, Columbia, and Princeton Universities before joining the Harvard faculty in 1976.

There he served as Chair of the Music Department (1980-88, 90-91), Acting Director of the University Library (1991-92), and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (1992-2000). An elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften, he served as President and Director of the Bach-Archiv in Leipzig (2001-13) and President of the Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (2004-2013). He has published widely on the history of music from the 15th to the 20thcenturies, notably on Bach and Mozart.