Mark-Anthony Turnage

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Born Jun 10, 1960

Mark-Anthony Turnage is a prolific English composer of classical music. His initial musical studies were with Oliver Knussen, John Lambert, and later with Gunther Schuller. He also has been strongly influenced by jazz, in particular by the work of Miles Davis. Turnage has composed numerous orchestral and chamber works, and two widely performed operas.… Read More

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  • At New York City Opera, The Fat Lady Is About To Sing
    The Street - Sep 20, 2013
  • City Opera’s ‘Anna Nicole’
    NYTimes - Sep 18, 2013
  • An American Homecoming
    Wall Street Journal - Sep 13, 2013
  • Nyc Opera Season Comes To An End
    Huffington Post - Apr 24, 2013


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1960 Birth Born in 1960.


1990 30 Years Old In 1990, Turnage was appointed the first Radcliffe Composer in Association with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.


2005 45 Years Old In Autumn 2005, he was appointed the Royal College of Music's Research Fellow in Composition.
2006 46 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Turnage was named a co-composer-in-residence of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he held alongside Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov.
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