“Turner…impressed with a spectacular performance, demonstrating his astonishing abilities as an accompanist” (Surrey Advertiser).
Pianist Paul Turner specialises in chamber music, having worked with eminent musicians throughout his career, such as Michael Collins, Nicholas Daniel, Caroline Dale, Sarah Walker, Alexander Baillie, Sarah Markham, Patricia Rozario, Ruggero Raimondi, Jack Brymer, Jane Eaglen, Barry Tuckwell and Elizabeth Watts.
He 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. 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).
“…superbly partnered by Paul Turner’s sensitive and alert accompaniments…that sixth sense of timing which is the true accompanist’s particular gift” (Eastern Daily Press).