2021 Festival

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 extensively throughout Australia, and the UK, Canada and Taiwan. In recent years, Angela has enjoyed a focus upon chamber music, most notably with the Lyrebird Trio, who were winners of all piano trio prizes at the quadrennial 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition. Angela’s recent engagements have included appearances at the Port Fairy, Tyalgum, Mackay, 4MBS and Australian Piano Duo Festivals; Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, Ukaria Cultural Centre, Kawai Keyboard Series, Mason and Hamlin Series, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series and for Musica Viva. Lyrebird Trio were 2014 and 2015 Winter Musicians-in-Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium.

Angela has been on staff at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University since 1998, lecturing across a range of practical and academic subjects. She is currently head of the Intermediate Piano Program at the Young Conservatorium. Angela is an AMEB Keyboard Examiner and a Federal Keyboard Syllabus Consultant, where she was part of the team to complete a two-year review of the AMEB’s keyboard syllabi and publications. A sought-after adjudicator and presenter around Australia, Angela is the author of the popular “Exploring Piano” repertoire series for publishers Hal Leonard. Angela completed her Master of Music on exchange at the Royal College of Music, London, studying with Yonty Solomon, and is a graduate and Conservatorium medallist of the Queensland Conservatorium.

Unfortunately, as the "Two-Pianos, Eight-Hands" concert was unable to be rescheduled at the Queensland Conservatorium following Brisbane's lockdown, Angela Turner will not be appearing at this year's festival.  The Australian Piano Duo Festival looks forward to welcoming Angela at a later date.