Kyle Turner has lived and freelanced in New York City for more than 35 years. He is currently principal tubist with the American Symphony Orchestra 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 also concertized full time with the Saturday Brass Quintet for many years, which culminated in 1992 with winning the coveted Walter W. Naumburg chamber music prize.
Mr. Turner has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet Orchestra, New York City Opera Orchestra, Orpheus, American Composers Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Metropolitan Opera Brass, Canadian Brass (collaboration), German Brass (collaboration), Harmonic Brass of Munich, Solid Brass, American Horn Quartet, Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, and numerous Broadway show Orchestras.
In addition, Mr. Turner has performed (in collaboration) with some of the world’s greatest musicians, such as Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Midori, YoYo Ma, John Williams, Wynton Marsalis, Andre Previn, Paul McCartney, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Dave Brubeck, James Taylor, Metallica, and Cold Play at the 45th Grammy Awards, among many others.
Mr. Turner has played for many major motion picture soundtracks, radio and television commercials, and Live from Lincoln Center Broadcasts. He can also be heard on over 27 records, including his first solo recording, “Expressions: The Heart of the Tuba”.
Mr. Turner is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Montclair State University, and the MAP program at the Juilliard School. Mr. Turner is a Buffet group performing artist.