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Prof. Yo Tomita is Professor of Musicology at School of Creative Arts, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Senior Fellow at the Bach-Archiv Leipzig. He received his doctorate from the University of Leeds in 1991 with a dissertation on the sources of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part II". He has published widely in Bach studies, from those pursuing to identify Bach's compositional choice and decisions as manifested in Bach's own scores to the reception history of Bach's music in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

He is currently working on a two-volume monograph "The Genesis and Early History of Bach's Well-tempered Clavier, Book II: a composer and his editions, c.1738-1850" (Ashgate), "Exploring Bach's B-minor Mass" (Cambridge University Press) and "The Cambridge Bach Encyclopedia" (Cambridge University Press).