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Kyle Turner

Principal Tuba at American Symphony Orchestra of St. Luke's Professor of Tuba, Stony Brook University

Originally from San Antonio Texas, Kyle Turner has lived and freelanced in New York City for more than 30 years. He is currently principal tubist with the American Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Turner performed and toured the world in over 500 concerts with the New York Philharmonic as acting interim principal from 2001 – 2004. Mr. Turner is the only tuba player in the world that has accomplished winning the most coveted Walter W. Naumberg chamber music prize, with the Saturday Brass Quintet, and being principal tubist in a major orchestra. In addition, Mr. Turner has performed with some of the world’s greatest musicians, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Itchak Perlman, Midori, YoYo Ma, John Williams,Wynton Marsalis, Andre Previn, Paul McCartney, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Dave Brubeck, James Taylor, Metallica, Cold Play at the 45th Grammy Awards, and many others. Mr. Turner has performed with Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, Orpheus, the American Composers Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, the Metropolitan Opera Brass, Canadian Brass (collaboration), German Brass (collaboration), Harmonic Brass of Munich, Solid Brass, the American Horn Quartet, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, numerous Broadway show Orchestras, and many others. Mr. Turner has played for many major motion picture soundtracks, radio and television commercials, including many Live from Lincoln Center Broadcasts. He can also be heard on over 25 records, including his first solo recording called “Expressions, The Heart of the Tuba”. Mr. Turner is on the faculty at The Manhattan School of Music, and Montclair State University in New Jersey.

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