Mark-Anthony Turnage is one of the most admired and widely-performed composers of his generation. 


He studied with Oliver Knussen and John Lambert in London and Gunther Schuller in Tanglewood. Turnage's works skilfully blend classical and jazz idioms, modernism and tradition. 


He has composed under residencies/associations with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductors of Turnage's works include Simon Rattle, Andrew Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Daniel Harding, Antonio Pappano, Andris Nelsons, Vassily Petrenko, Oliver Knussen and Leonard Slatkin. Turnage has collaborated with jazz musicians John Scofield, Peter Erskine and Joe Lovano, soloists Håkan Hardenberger, Christian Lindberg, Christian Tetzlaff and Marc-André Hamelin, and Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta, Nash Ensemble, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. 


His stage works include opera Anna Nicole for The Royal Opera and dance collaborations Trespass and Strapless with Christopher Wheeldon and UNDANCE with Wayne McGregor. 


Turnage's music is recorded on the Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Warner Classics, Chandos, LPO and LSO Live labels. He was awarded a CBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday honours, has been nominated for a Grammy and, in 2001, won an Olivier Award.

Mark is currently able to offer limited spaces for one-to-one tuition. Please email for availability: