The Stocks-Turner duo was formed in 2002 and they have given recitals throughout the United Kingdom, in venues which include the Wigmore Hall (See 'reviews').
Their C.D. "Cantilena" ("Prologue" label) has been broadcast both on Classic-FM (U.K.) and by the A.B.C. (National Radio) in Australia.
"Cantilena" can also be heard as part of Emirates inflight entertainment proramme.
Stocks-Turner Duo Reviews
Wigmore Hall ReviewsMusical Opinion, March - April 2004
CD ReviewsReview of Cantilena by Pan Magazine, June 2004
|Sonata for Flute and Piano||Martinu|
|Sonata Undine||Carl Reinecke|
|Sonata in B Minor||JS Bach|
|Suite de Trois Morceaux||Benjamin Godard|
|Cantabile and Presto||Georges Enesco|
|Sonata Op 94||Prokovief|
Paul Turner Biography
Paul Turner was superlative in every way - wonderfully sensitive, with a very wide tonal palette.
This is a typical review for one of the most versatile pianists of his generation. He has appeared at London’s leading venues - Wigmore Hall, St. John’s Smith Square, Blackheath, Fairfield Hall and the South Bank. His festival appearances have included Arundel, Buxton, Chichester, Newbury, Norwich and Norfolk, Harrogate, Salisbury, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Warwick and London Opera. He is increasingly in demand abroad and has given concerts in Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Berlin, Bremen, Valencia and Paris.
With Maria Ewing, Paul gave two acclaimed concerts in the Theatre de Colon, Buenos Aires. He has also worked with other eminent singers and instrumentalists, including Sarah Walker, Michael Collins, Alexander Baillie, Joji Hattori, Patricia Rozario, Jean Rigby, Jennifer Stinton, Caroline Dale, Ruggero Raimondi, Jack Brymer, Jane Eaglen, Tim Hugh, Nicholas Daniel, Ann Mackay, Nigel Cliffe, Sarah Markham, Graeme Broadbent, Lena Lootens, Michael Whight, Barry Tuckwell and the Emperor, Coull and Bochmann String Quartets.
An honours graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, Paul won many prizes and awards culminating in the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence and the Peter Pears Accompaniment Prize, adjudicated by Pears himself. His early professional experience included working for organisations such as Live Music Now, the Young Concert Artists Trust and the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme. Paul studied with John Streets and Geoffrey Parsons, and has played in numerous masterclasses given by, amongst others, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Pierre Fournier, Arleen Auger, Margreet Honig, Robert Holl, the Songmakers Almanac, Rudolph Jansen, Ralph Gothoni and Martin Isepp. Paul was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1996.
His wide-ranging repertoire is typified by concert work which has included: a critically acclaimed national tour, (and performances in Amsterdam and Stuttgart) of the three Schubert Song Cycles with baritone Nigel Cliffe; recitals with Caroline Dale, Patricia Rozario, Graeme Broadbent, and (in Holland and Belgium) Lena Lootens; performances of the Schumann Piano Quintet and Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet with the Coull and Bochmann Quartets respectively; appearances with the saxophonist Sarah Markham at the Purcell Room, the British and World Saxophone Congresses, and live broadcasts on both Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.
This season includes a performance of the Brahms Quintet with the Emperor Quartet, a Wigmore Hall recital with Patricia Rozario in January and a series of concerts celebrating the songs of Duparc at St. John’s, Smith Square in April. Artists involved include singers Ruby Philogene, William Dazeley and Maarten Koningsberger, and instrumentalists Michael Collins, Madeleine Mitchell and Thomas Carroll.
Following a critically acclaimed Wigmore Hall concert with the same programme, his CD ‘Cantilena’ with the flautist Sally Stocks has been released on the Prologue label.