Studies: University of Toronto (BA)
A violist with a powerful imagination and natural instinct, Toronto native Meagan Turner remains in high demand as a soloist, chamber player, and orchestral musician.
A passionate chamber musician, Meagan is the two-time recipient of the Felix Galimir Award for Excellence in Chamber Music and has collaborated with members of the Dover, New Orford, and St. Lawrence Quartets, as well as renowned pianists Stephane Lemelin, Pedja Muziejvic, and Walter de la Hunt. Meagan has appeared at the Toronto Summer Music Festival, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, the Luminato Festival, the Orford Arts Centre, the Lunenburg Academy, the Tanglewood Music Centre, and the Ravinia Steans Institute, and also served as the viola fellow in the Canadian Opera Company Academy (2016). Additionally, she has performed as principal violist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Centre Orchestra, and The Juilliard Orchestra.
Meagan was chosen as a recipient of a Rachel Elizabeth Barton Pine Foundation Career Grant in 2017 – an award intended for the advancement of young artists’ careers. She received her Bachelor’s degree and Performance Certificate from the University of Toronto in both violin and viola performance under the tutelage of Erika Raum and Eric Nowlin, and her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School as a full-scholarship student of Samuel Rhodes. She is currently a diploma candidate at the Manhattan School of Music, as well as a young artist in residence with Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect.