A composer of international stature, Mark-Anthony Turnage is indisputably among the most significant creative figures to have emerged in British music of the last three decades. His first opera, Greek, established Turnage's reputation as an artist who dared to forge his own path between modernism and tradition by means of a unique blend of jazz and classical styles.
Turnage has been resident composer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 he began an association with the London Symphony Orchestra, for whom he wrote two major new works: Speranza, premiered under Daniel Harding in 2013, and Remembering, conducted and recorded by Sir Simon Rattle with both the LSO and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017.
Recent works include Frieze, conducted by Vasily Petrenko at the BBC Proms; Passchendaele, commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War; Shadow Walker, a double violin concerto for Daniel Hope and Vadim Repin; Testament, a setting of Ukranian texts for soprano and orchestra; and Refugee, a song cycle for tenor Allan Clayton and the Britten Sinfonia.
Mark-Anthony Turnage was awarded a CBE in the 2015 Queen's Birthday honours. His scores are published by Boosey & Hawkes, with works before 2003 published by Schott Music.