Mark-Anthony Turnageb. 1960
Mark-Anthony Turnage is one of the most admired and widely-performed composers of his generation * Studied with Oliver Knussen and John Lambert in London and Gunther Schuller in Tanglewood * works skilfully blend classical and jazz idioms, modernism and tradition * has worked as Composer in Association with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra * current residencies with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra * conductors of Turnage's works include Simon Rattle, Andrew Davis, Oliver Knussen and Leonard Slatkin * has collaborated with jazz musicians John Scofield, Peter Erskine and Joe Lovano, soloists Evelyn Glennie, Christian Lindberg and Yuri Bashmet, and Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta and the Nash Ensemble * music is recorded on the Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Chandos, LPO, Black Box and Onyx labels
Works by Mark-Anthony Turnage include:
Scherzoid (2003-04) for orchestra
From the Wreckage (2004) for trumpet and orchestra
Chicago Remains (2007) for orchestra
Turnage's music before 2003 is published by Schott and is represented by Cathy Nelson Artists and Projects for commissions and general management.
Publications of music by Turnage are available on sale from our online Music Shop.
Looking Ahead: German premiere of Anna Nicole in new production at Theater Dortmund (27 Apr); German premiere of Cello Concerto for Paul Watkins with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Andris Nelsons (20 Jun); Undance with choreography by Wayne McGregor returns to Sadler's Wells in London (22/23 Jun); world premiere of orchestral work Frieze at BBC Proms (11 Aug); US premieres of Anna Nicole at BAM in New York (17 Sep), Frieze by New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert (3-9 Oct) and Speranza by Boston Symphony and Daniel Harding (24-26 Oct)
"...clarity is paramount, and it is not only words that come across vividly, but feelings too. The sheer theatricality of the music is dazzling… Turnage knows precisely how to hold the audience's interest and sympathy…" — Daily Telegraph