Michael Turner has been with the Philharmonia Orchestra since 1986. He began playing the violin at 8 and switched to viola at the age of 18. He studied at the Royal College of Music and Cambridge University. After his first job with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra he took a year out to study the viola with Bruno Giuranna in Germany before joining the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1980.
Michael has appeared in the following Philharmonia films:
February 2009 Podcast
Esa-Pekka Salonen discusses the series City of Dreams, which looks at the music and art of Vienna 1900-1935.
Series consultant Julian Johnson travels to Vienna to find out more about Arnold Schoenberg and how Viennese composers were influenced by popular Viennese culture.