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, highlights have included recordings and performances in the 4MBS Festival of Classics, Kawai Keyboard Series, Australian Piano Duo Festival, QSO Chamber Series, for Musica Viva (QLD and NSW), and broadcasts on ABC Classic-FM, 3MBS and 4MBS. Angela currently enjoys a focus upon chamber music, most notably with the Lyrebird Trio, who were winners of the piano trio and audience prize at the 2013 Asia-Pacific Chamber Music Competition. Recent engagements have included appearances at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, Ukaria Cultural Centre (SA), and the Tyalgum (NSW), Mackay (QLD) and Port Fairy Spring Music Festivals (VIC). The Lyrebird Trio were 2014 and 2015 Winter Musicians-in-Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, and were Ensemble-in-Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium.

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 and Federal Keyboard Syllabus Consultant, a sought-after adjudicator and presenter around Australia, and a series editor for Hal Leonard. A graduate and Conservatorium medallist of the Conservatorium, Angela completed her Master of Music on exchange at the Royal College of Music, London. During her studies with Joyce Bennett, Natasha Vlassenko and Yonty Solomon, Angela was the recipient of prestigious national academic and performance awards, including a Westpac Award, Florence Davey Pianoforte Scholarship, Australian Postgraduate Award, Griffith 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 Griffith University since 1998.

Her CD recording with Stephen Emmerson, Brieley Cutting and Stewart Kelly, in a two piano transcription of Mahler's Symphony No.2 "Resurrection" was released to international critical acclaim on Melba Recordings. Lyrebird Trio's long-awaited debut recording features works by Nigel Westlake, Beethoven and Smetana, and was released on the Master Performers label in January 2016.


Recent Recordings & Publications


Exploring Preliminary

A new graded piano series, devised and edited for Australian teachers and students. Published by Hal Leonard Australia.


Lyrebird Trio

Debut recording on the Master Performers label, recorded at the Banff Centre, Canada.

"The performances are exquisite and exhilarating… An impressive recording that augurs well for a long and enriching life by three stellar young Australian musicians."

"Turner captures its torrents of storms and exhausting mood swings as graphically as her painter namesake."
4.5 stars -The Australian 'Weekend Review', February 2016


Mahler Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'

World premiere recording on Melba Records.

"The recording is, in best Melba tradition, absolutely superb
" - Audiophilia (Canada)

Hidden gems 2014; "It shines brilliant new light on this masterpiece." - The Guardian

"A must-have for every Mahler-buff and should be required listening for any maestro-wannabe who dares pick up a baton'" 4.5 stars - The Australian 'Weekend Review'


Exploring Grade One

A new graded piano series, devised and edited for Australian teachers and students. Published by Hal Leonard Australia.


Exploring Grade Two

A new graded piano series, devised and edited for Australian teachers and students. Published by Hal Leonard Australia.


Australian Piano Duo Festival - Two's Company

Executive producer and teacher, working with students from the Young Conservatorium, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Part of the 2016 Australian Piano Duo Festival.


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