Ni Ensemble Performs Turner Works in Scotland

| October 12, 2010

The Ni Ensemble, an award winning brass quintet based in Luxembourg, is presently on tour in Scotland. They will be performing three of my compositions. The quintet is playing “Kaitsenko”, a brooding tone-poem about the infamous American-Indian (Kiowa) fighting brotherhood. The trio will be playing “Bandera”, a somewhat lighter piece of my youth- cowboys and […]

Book of Etudes for Horn

| September 24, 2010

After having traveled the world far and wide, giving masterclasses and teaching privately, I have finally reached the point where I am ready to compose my own horn etude book. It has taken me a while to formulate a concept on just how I would like to put this work together. It seems to me […]

My First Symphony- "The Grail Symphony"

| September 10, 2010

“The legend of the Grail, more than any other western myth, has retained the vital magic, which marks it as a living legend capable of touching both imagination and spirit. No other myth is so rich in symbolism, so diverse and often contradictory in meaning. And as its core there exists a secret which has […]

Interview in Fanfare Magazine

| June 4, 2010

I have a feature interview in the May/June edition of Fanfare Magazine. I think readers would find it to be very interesting! Here is a copy of it: A Conversation with Hornist-composer Kerry Turner In Fanfare 33:4, I enthusiastically recommended a new Albany SACD showcasing works by Kerry Turner, a longtime member of the American […]

My Days in Carengie Hall- What a Memory!

| May 31, 2010

When I first moved to New York City, back in 1980, I was incredibly fortunate enough to procure lodgings in a tiny, one-room studio in the world famous Carnegie Hall. The studio was located on the eleventh floor and there was no restroom. So I had to use the one down the hall. I had […]