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 composed under residencies/associations with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra * conductors of Turnage's works include Simon Rattle, Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Daniel Harding, Antonio Pappano, Andris Nelsons, Vassily Petrenko, Oliver Knussen and Leonard Slatkin * has collaborated with jazz musicians John Scofield, Peter Erskine and Joe Lovano, soloists Håkan Hardenberger, Christian Lindberg, Christian Tetzlaff and Marc-André Hamelin, and Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta and the Nash Ensemble * stage works include opera Anna Nicole for The Royal Opera and dance collaborations Trespass and Strapless with Christopher Wheeldon and UNDANCE with Wayne McGregor * music is recorded on the Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Warner Classics, Chandos, LPO and LSO Live labels * Awarded a CBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday honours
Works by Mark-Anthony Turnage include:
From the Wreckage (2004) for trumpet and orchestra
Chicago Remains (2007) for orchestra
Remembering (2014-15) 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.
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Looking Ahead: stagings of new opera Coraline for family audiences at Zurich Opera, Folkoperan (Stockholm) and Victorian Opera (Melbourne); first performances of Refugee for tenor and chamber orchestra at Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Barbican in London with Allan Clayton and Britten Sinfonia (19/20 Sep); new Romanian Rhapsody for violin and ensemble premiered at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam (31 Oct); 60th birthday celebrated in 2020
"...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