Personality profile

Photo: Katarína Turnerová

Katarína Turnerová

17 Feb 1969 Žilina

classical music
harp

Bio

Bio

1983 – 1988
Conservatory in Žilina (harp – Tibor Kováč)
1988 – 1992
Academy of Performing Arts Prague (Karel Patras, Renata Kodadová)
1990 – 1995
first harp in the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
since 1995
first harp in the Slovak Philharmonics
1994 – 1997
member of the international symphony orchestra United Philharmonic Vienna

Even during her studies at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague she became a harpist of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava (1990 – 1995). Since 1995 she is the first harpist in the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. From 1994 – 1997 she was also a harpist in the international symphony orchestra United Philharmonic Vienna.

With her husband flutist Marián Turner she plays in a chamber duo which has performed hundreds of concerts at home and abroad. She has cooperated also with other domestic performers and chamber ensembles such as the Slovak Chamber Orchestra of Bohdan Warchal, Bratislava Soloists, Moyzes Quartet and others.

As a soloist she has performed at Christmas concerts with State Philharmonic Košice, at Central European Music Festival Žilina, and in many concerts within various festivals in Slovakia. Slovak concert performing art she has also represented abroad – as a soloist, chamber partner or orchestral player she has performed in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Mexico and Japan.

Bibliography

  • Art Critique and Journalism
  • Graus, Ján: V Štiavnici opäť znela pekná hudba
    2019 Hudobný život year 51, 2019, no. 9, p. 14
  • Ursínyová, Terézia: Kráľovská harfa
    2018 In: www.operaslovakia.sk/kralovska-harfa/
    Opera Slovakia 2018
    (recenzia CD)
  • Červenka, Jozef: Katarína Turnerová Royal Harp
    2018 Hudobný život year 50, 2018, no. 1 - 2, p. 52
    (recenzia CD)
  • Torkošová, Petra: Slovenský filharmonický zbor oslavoval
    2016 Hudobný život year 48, 2016, no. 3, p. 7
  • Tichý, Stanislav: Reduta trikrát inak
    2015 Hudobný život year 47, 2015, no. 12, p. 10
  • Šišková, Ingeborg: Nedeľné matiné v Mirbachu
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 3, p. 5
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Figura in memoriam
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 12, p. 15
  • Torkošová, Petra: Bratislavské hudobné slávnosti 2014 : Koncert speváckeho zboru mesta Bratislavy
    2014 Hudobný život year 46, 2014, no. 11, p. 11
  • Šuška, Pavol: Dôstojné narodeniny 65-ročnej Lúčnice
    2013 Hudobný život year 45, 2013, no. 11, p. 11
  • Dohnalová, Lýdia: Spravodajstvo, koncerty
    2011 Hudobný život year 43, 2011, no. 12, p. 3
  • Koncert na Slanickom ostrove
    2000 SME 1. 7. 2000, p. 4

Discography

  • Photo: Musica Sacra MUSICA SACRA
    2015 CD – Discant DK 0161-2231
    1. César Franck: Gloria from Mass in A major, Op. 12. FWV 61
      Katarína Juhásová-Štúrová (s), Tomáš Juhás (t), Martin Malachovský (b), Lúčnica Choir, Ján Slávik (vc), Robert Vizvári (cb), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Peter Mikula (org), Elena Matušová (dir.)
    2. Joseph Haydn: Tenebrae factae sunt, MH162
      Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (dir.)
    3. Joseph Haydn: Insanae et vanae curae
      Lúčnica Choir, Peter Mikula (org), Elena Matušová (dir.)
    4. Johann Sebastian Bach / Charles Gounod: Ave Maria
      Zuzana Weiserová (s), Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (dir.)
    5. Franz Liszt: Inno a Maria Vergine, S.39
      Lúčnica Choir, Katarína Turnerová (ar), Peter Mikula (org), Elena Matušová (dir.)
    6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave verum corpus, KV 618
      Lúčnica Choir, Peter Mikula (org), Elena Matušová (dir.)
    7. César Franck: Panis angelicus from Mass in A major, Op. 12. FWV 61
      Tomáš Juhás (t), Lúčnica Choir, Ján Slávik (vc), Robert Vizvári (cb), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Peter Mikula (org), Elena Matušová (dir.)
    8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Alma Dei Creatoris, KV 277
      Zuzana Weiserová (s), Lúčnica Choir, Juraj Tomka (vn), Andrej Baran (vn), Pavol Mucha (vc), Peter Mikula (org), Elena Matušová (dir.)
    9. Giacomo Puccini: Requiem, SC 76
      Lúčnica Choir, Martin Ruman (vl), Peter Mikula (org), Elena Matušová (dir.)
    10. Andrew Lloyd Webber: Hosanna from Requem
      Miroslav Dvorský (t), Ľubica Vargicová (s), Peter Mikula (org), Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Jaroslav Kyzlink (dir.)
    11. Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu from Requiem
      Ľubica Vargicová (s), Tomáš Turner (s), Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, Jaroslav Kyzlink (dir.)
    12. Giuseppe Verdi: Libera me from Messa da Requiem
      Ľubica Vargicová (s), Lúčnica Choir, Elena Matušová (zbm.), Bratislava City Choir, Ladislav Holásek (zbm.), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Walter Attanasi (dir.)
  • Photo:
    2008 CD – Naxos 8.570741
    1. Ottorino Respighi:
      Miroslav Dvorský (t), Vladimír Harvan (fl), Vladimír Kubovčík (b), Henrieta Lednárová (s), Michal Šintál (ob), Denisa Šlepkovská (ms), Jana Tarajová Valášková (s), Ivan Viskup (cl), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir
  • Photo:
    2006 CD – Music Fund SF 00472131
    1. Egon Krák: Au jardin d'amour
      Jana Pastorková (s), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Moyzes Quartet
    2. Egon Krák: I Have Met My Own Death Yesterday
      Alexander Stepanov (cl), Egon Krák (pf)
    3. Egon Krák: Adieu mes amis…
      Alexander Stepanov (cl), Egon Krák (pf)
    4. Egon Krák: Fantasia a tre parti
      Roman Pálka (vc), Ladislav Štukovský (cb)
    5. Egon Krák: SOUFFLE
      Alexander Stepanov (cl)
    6. Egon Krák: Lettres de mon moulin
      Jana Pastorková (s), Egon Krák (pf)
  • Photo: Nocturne – Music for flute and harp NOCTURNE – MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND HARP
    1997 CD – Discant DK 0040-2 131
    1. Marián Turner (fl), Katarína Turnerová (ar)
  • Photo: J. Strauss, Jr. : Edition - Vol. 40 J. STRAUSS, JR. : EDITION - VOL. 40
    1995 CD – Marco Polo 8.223240
    1. Johann Strauss II :
      Katarína Turnerová (ar), Imrich Szabó (org), Viktor Šimčisko (vn)
  • Photo:
    1994 CD – Marco Polo 8.223595
    1. Ottorino Respighi:
      Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Vladimír Harvan (fl), Vladimír Kubovčík (b), Michal Šintál (ob), Denisa Šlepkovská (ms), Jana Tarajová Valášková (s), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Ivan Viskup (cl)
    2. Ottorino Respighi:
      Miroslav Dvorský (t)

Awards

  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    1988 - 1st prize
  • Competition of Students Slovak Republic Conservatories
    1985 - 1st prize

Premieres

  • First performances in Slovakia
  • Jozef Kolkovič: Shades of Autumn
    14 Jun
    2017
    First performances in Slovakia
    Divergences International Music Festival, Jesuit Church, Skalica, SK
    PERFORMERS: Juraj Alexander (vc), Ján Slávik (vc), Stanislav Masaryk (tr), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Ewald Danel (umv.)
  • Viliam Gräffinger: Slovak Ballads
    A cycle of pieces for female choir
    19 Feb
    2016
    First performances in Slovakia
    Slovak Philharmonic Choir' 70th Anniversary Jubilee Concert, Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Katarína Ďurdinová (s), Katarína Krčmárová (s), Slovak Philharmonic Choir, Kiril Stoyanov (bat), Peter Kosorín, jr. (bat), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Jozef Chabroň (dir.)
  • Vladimír Godár: Barcarolle
    for violin/cello/viola, 12 string instruments, harp and harpsichord
    22 Mar
    2015
    First performances in Slovakia
    Small Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Ewald Danel (vl), Katarína Turnerová (ar), Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra
    Slovak premiere of the version with solo viola.
  • Egon Krák: Ariane...still is here
    Dance interlude for harp and orchestra
    17 Feb
    2008
    First performances in Slovakia
    Small Concert Hall of the Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Katarína Turnerová (ar), Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra
  • Ilja Zeljenka: Sonatina
    for flute and harp
    7 Mar
    1999
    First performances in Slovakia
    Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, SK
    PERFORMERS: Marián Turner (fl), Katarína Turnerová (ar)

Gallery

  • Photo: Matinee at the Mirbach Palace, Bratislava 2018-04-22 Matinee at the Mirbach Palace, Bratislava
    Katarína Turnerová – harp (Slovakia)

    Source: Archives of the Music Centre Slovakia
    Author: Dušan Godár


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