Adam Turner

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Adam holds a scholarship to study piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, where he will begin a master’s degree course in September 2019. He is currently taught by Andrew West, one of the U.K's leading accompanists, and was previously taught by Roger Owens (Royal Welsh College). Adam is supported by Help Musicians UK as a postgraduate award holder.
After giving his first solo recital at the prestigious Winchester Music Festival in July 2015, Adam has enjoyed continued success as a highly versatile musician. In 2018, he graduated from Oxford University with first-class honours in Music. As well as regular recital appearances in Oxford as an accompanist, Adam’s performances included Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23 in A Major. The latter was accompanied by a student chamber orchestra which he founded and conducted in his second university year. During his time at Oxford, Adam maintained a busy schedule of collaborative projects, conducting three different ensembles (two student orchestras and the university’s large non-auditioned choir, the Oxford University Chorus) in regular concerts, and working as répétiteur and assistant musical director for several student productions, including Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (in English). A keen singer, Adam also held a choral scholarship as a tenor at Worcester College, Oxford during his undergraduate studies, and received singing lessons from Teresa Cahill.
Adam currently lives and works in London as a professional accompanist and répétiteur. His recent professional répétiteur engagements include two productions with Surrey Opera: Candide (2018), and the world-premiere of Louis Mander's The Life to Come (2017). He is currently the Assistant Répétiteur and Vocal Coach at the Morley College Opera School (a position supported by the Nicholas John Trust), and a ballet accompanist at the Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Adam is also a trumpet player, organist and composer. His compositions have been recorded in workshops with Simon Wallfisch and Sholto Kynoch, the Villiers Quartet, and the BBC Singers.