Canadian violist Meagan Turner is in demand as a performer throughout North America and Australia. A dedicated chamber musician, she has appeared at the Ravinia Festival (Steans Music Institute), Tippet Rise Arts Centre, the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, the Luminato Festival, and the Orford Arts Center. She has performed with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and Shattered Glass, and, in 2023, will perform with Sydney’s Omega Ensemble as guest principal violist.
In addition, Meagan has served as principal violist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Centre Orchestra, and regularly performs with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
Meagan is the recipient of numerous awards, including Canada’s “Hottest Musicians Under 30” (Canadian Broadcasting Company, 2019). Additionally, she was chosen as a recipient of a Rachel Elizabeth Barton Pine Foundation Career Grant – an award intended for the advancement of young artists’ performance careers – and is a past scholar and grant recipient of the Virtu Foundation.
From 2018-2020, Meagan held a fellowship at Carnegie Hall (Ensemble Connect), a residency designed to prepare extraordinary young classical musicians for careers combining musical excellence, teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Meagan received her Bachelor’s and Performance Certificate from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Eric Nowlin and Erika Raum, and her Master’s degree from The Juilliard School as a full- scholarship student (Felix Galimir Scholarship and Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship) of Samuel Rhodes.