Festival Artists

Drawing upon major international and Australian ensembles, including the Lyrebird Trio, The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras - our Festival Artists are some of the world’s leading musicians.

Australian pianist Angela Turner enjoys a multifaceted career as pianist and lecturer. Broadcast on Australian radio as soloist and chamber musician, Angela has performed extensively throughout Australia, and the UK, Canada and Taiwan. In recent years, Angela has enjoyed a focus upon chamber music, most notably with the Lyrebird Trio, who were winners of all piano trio prizes at the quadrennial 2013 Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition. Angela’s engagements have included appearances at the 4MBS, Mackay, Port Fairy, Tyalgum and Australian Piano Duo Festivals; Melbourne Recital Centre, Sydney Opera House, Ukaria Centre, Kawai Keyboard Series, Mason and Hamlin Series, Queensland Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series and for Musica Viva. Lyrebird Trio were 2014 and 2015 Winter Musicians-in-Residence at Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, and Ensemble-in-Residence at the Queensland Conservatorium. 

Angela has been on staff at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University since 1998, lecturing across a range of practical and academic subjects at pre-tertiary, tertiary and post-graduate levels.  She is currently head of the Intermediate Piano Program at the Young Conservatorium, and also teaches piano at the University of Queensland School of Music. Angela is an AMEB Keyboard Examiner and a Federal Keyboard Syllabus Consultant, completing a two-year review AMEB’s keyboard syllabi and publications in 2018. A sought-after adjudicator and presenter around Australia, Angela is the author of the popular “Exploring Piano” repertoire series for publishers Hal Leonard. Angela completed her Master of Music on exchange at the Royal College of Music, London, and is a graduate and Conservatorium medallist of the Queensland Conservatorium.