“A wise and sensitive pianist” (Gower Festival).
Paul Turner enjoyed a prize-winning studentship, culminating in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize, adjudicated by Pears himself. He studied with John streets and Geoffrey Parsons, and is an elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM), a discretionary award given to past students in recognition of their contribution to the music profession. His early professional experience included working for organisations such as Live Music Now, the Young Concert Artists Trust and the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme.
A widely experienced recitalist, his work has taken him to Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Berlin, Valencia and Paris, as well as London’s leading venues and UK Festivals. He has worked with eminent singers and instrumentalists and appeared as a concerto soloist with the English Chamber Orchestra following successful concerts with the ECO Ensemble. Renowned for his sensitive playing, he excels in a wide range of genres “Paul Turner was superlative in every way – wonderfully sensitive, with a very wide tonal palette” (Oxford Mail). “For his part, Turner offered…intricate piano writing rendered with exemplary clarity and poise” (Richard Whitehouse). “…a rewarding recital, in which Turner demonstrated skill and discernment both as a pianist and as a programme planner.” (Classical Source). His recordings for Prologue have also been favourably received by the critics (***** Classic fm magazine) “…thoroughly enchanting performances and beautifully recorded.”