Conductor, pianist and composer Adam Turner is a third-year music undergraduate and choral scholar at Worcester College, Oxford. As well as directing OUChorus, Adam is also the founder and conductor of the Walton Street Sinfonia, a fledgling orchestra of Oxford musicians which this year will be accompanying the choir in their larger concerts. He was assistant musical director and répétiteur for a production of Guys and Dolls in Autumn 2016, and for Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and The Marriage Of Figaro in Spring 2016 & 2017 respectively.
Adam is currently taught the piano by Andrew West (RAM), and previously studied with Roger Owens and Miriam Benkova. He is a keen soloist – recent performances include: Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Oxford University Wind Orchestra, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto no. 23 in A Major with the Walton Street Sinfonia, also in Oxford. He studies conducting with Jonathan Butcher, and is tutored in composition by Robert Saxton. This summer (2017) saw the premiere of Adam’s Sonata in F sharp for violin and piano, a work commissioned by Jennifer Rushworth as part of an inter-disciplinary university project based on Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu, involving students from the Modern Languages and Music faculties.