A violist with a powerful imagination and natural instinct, Toronto-native Meagan Turner remains in high demand as a soloist, chamber player, and orchestral musician. She has performed extensively across the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
A passionate chamber musician, Meagan is the two-time recipient of the Felix Galimir Award for Excellence in Chamber Music. She has collaborated with members of the Dover Quartet, New Orford String Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, and Parker Quartet, as well as renowned pianists Stéphane Lemelin, Pedja Muzijevic, and Walter Delahunt. Meagan has appeared at the Toronto Summer Music Festival, St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar, Luminato, Orford Arts Centre, Tanglewood Music Center, and Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute. As an orchestra musician, Meagan has served as principal violist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. She also appeared as the viola fellow in the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Academy.
Meagan completed a bachelor’s degree and performance certificate at the University of Toronto, where she studied viola with Eric Nowlin and violin with Erika Raum, and a master’s degree at The Juilliard School, where she studied viola with Samuel Rhodes. She is currently pursuing a diploma at the Manhattan School of Music. Meagan was awarded a grant from the Rachel Barton Pine Foundation. As part of her fellowship with Ensemble Connect, Meagan teaches at William A. Morris Intermediate School 61 on Staten Island.