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Eleanor Turner

Photograph of Ruth Faber (standing) with Eleanor Turner (sat at harp)Eleanor Turner is a musician of exceptional skill, recognized internationally for the warmth and passion she brings to the stage. Making her London concerto debut at the age of fifteen, under the baton of Daniel Harding at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Eleanor is now one of the most sought-after harpists of her generation. As Head of Harp at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire she teaches and curates a programme of events whilst also being an active researcher in the fields of electronic music, gesture controlled sound and sound spatialization.

Eleanor studied with Daphne Boden and Alison Nicholls, leading up to her solo recital at the Wigmore Hall in 2005. She won the European Harp Competition in 2007, which kick-started her career across Europe, supported by Salvi Harps. In that year she also composed a score for Ballet Wales and in the years that followed, wrote and performed a hiphop show, attended a masterclass with RM Schafer and Judy Loman in Vancouver, performed with Deborah Henson-Conant in Sydney and New Orleans, collaborated with Circustheater TENT in Amsterdam, presented her own composition at the International Computer Music Conference in Shanghai and recorded for Decca, Naxos, Champs Hill Records, Guitar Classics and her own label, Arts In Fusion.

This year, Eleanor’s band ‘Ranagrí’ have released their fourth studio album with Stockfisch Records in Germany, to great critical acclaim, which they are now touring extensively (whilst writing the next one!) Eleanor has performances with the Orchestra of the Swan and Harborough Collective, both led by David Le Page, as well as acoustic and electric harp sets at the Serbian and Singapore Harp Festivals this year. She is busy writing and performing her own music, including with ‘Tāla Tarang’, her harp and tabla duo with Mendi Singh.