Alice Turner

Samling Artist Programme: 2011

Alice Turner is a song accompanist, vocal coach and repetiteur, specialising in art song and German, Italian and French language training. She lives in London, where she has worked on the music staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 2007.

As a repetiteur she has worked for English National Opera – Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), La Boheme (Puccini), Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti), Simon Boccanegra (Verdi), The Mikado (Gilbert and Sullivan), premiere of Two Boys (Nico Muhly) – and Longborough Festival Opera – Katya Kabanova (Janacek), La Bohème (2013 season), Tosca and Barber of Seville (2014). As a music director, she directed the UK premiere of Jake Heggie’s For a Look or a Touch (London, 2011) and in 2014 was asked to be the artistic director of the Paxos Chamber Music Festival.

A student of Rudolf Jansen in Amsterdam, she was won numerous awards for piano accompaniment, and is a Samling Artist and resident staff accompanist at Oxenfoord International Summer School. She performs regularly across the UK, including recent concerts at: Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Sage in Gateshead, St James, Piccadilly, St Martin in the Fields and Christ Church, Spitalfields, in London and recitals with principal singers of Welsh National Opera at the Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff, and in Doha, Qatar.

She is the founder of the Adelina Ensemble which brings together Welsh mezzo-soprano Rebecca Afonwy-Jones, two leading musicians from the Hallé orchestra (Hallé soloists) – South African principal first violinist Ian Watson and Australian cellist Clare Rowe. The group has quickly gained a reputation among audiences for its standout, charismatic performances of original compositions for voice and piano trio, alongside newly commissioned arrangements of vocal masterpieces.

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