Joseph Turrin1947 -
Joseph Turrin is a conductor, pianist, teacher, and orchestrator as well as a composer.
Photo: Joseph Turrin, publicity photo, Joseph Turrin's Official Website
Joseph Turrin’s music has been commissioned and performed by the some of the worlds leading orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists. His work encompasses many varied forms, including film, theater, opera, orchestral, chamber, jazz, electronic, and dance. Several of his films and recording projects have been nominated for Emmy and Grammy Awards. His works have been recorded on: RCA, EMI, Teldec, Naxos, Summit, Klavier, Cala, Albany, Crystal, and others. Not only a recipient of several commissions from the New York Philharmonic, the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, and Live from Lincoln Center, his works have been championed by such noted musicians as: Kurt Masur, Zubin, Mehta, Erich Leinsdorf, Wynton Marsalis, Beverly Sills, Canadian Brass, Ann-Sophia Mutter and others. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary Master of Humane Letters from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester. He is currently on the faculty of the Hartt School and Montclair State University.
--from the Joseph Turrin's Official Website