Angela Turner

Angela TurnerAustralian pianist Angela Turner enjoys a multifaceted career as pianist and lecturer. Broadcast on Australian radio as soloist and chamber musician, Angela has performed throughout Australia, England, Canada and Taiwan. In recent years, highlights have included recordings and performances in the 4MBS Festival of Classics, Kawai Keyboard Series, Australian Piano Duo Festival, Mason and Hamlin Series, Melbourne Recital Centre Series and for Musica Viva.

Angela currently enjoys a focus upon chamber music, most notably with the Lyrebird Trio, who were winners of all piano trio and audience prizes at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition.  Subsequently, they featured in the ABC International documentary “Ivory, Strings and Bows”, broadcast in over 40 countries across Asia, North America, the Pacific and Indian subcontinent. They have been Ensemble-in-Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium since 2014. Other recent engagements have included appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, Ngeringa Cultural Centre, and Port Fairy Spring Music Festival. Lyrebird Trio were 2014 and 2015 Winter Musicians-in-Residence at Banff Centre, Canada, where they also recorded a CD for the Master Performers label.

Angela currently lectures at the Queensland Conservatorium, and is head of the Intermediate Piano Program at the Young Conservatorium. A well-respected teacher, Angela is an AMEB Keyboard Examiner, Keyboard Series Editor for the publishers Hal Leonard, and a sought-after adjudicator and presenter around Australia. A graduate and Conservatorium medallist of the Conservatorium, Angela completed her Master of Music on exchange at the Royal College of Music, London.  She has been the recipient of prestigious national academic and performance awards, including a Westpac Award, Florence Davey Pianoforte Scholarship, Australian Postgraduate Award, Griffith University Doctoral Scholarship, a three-time winner of the Queensland Piano Competition, 4MBS Chamber Music Prize, Royal Music Schools Association Prize for Accompaniment, amongst many others.  She has been on staff at the Queensland Conservatorium since 1998.


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