A composer of international stature, Mark-Anthony Turnage is
indisputably among the most significant creative figures to have
emerged in British music of the last three decades.
His first opera, Greek, established Turnage's reputation as an artist who dared to forge his own path between modernism and tradition by means of a unique blend of jazz and classical styles.
Three Screaming Popes, Kai, Momentum, and Drowned Out emerged during his time in Birmingham with Simon Rattle, followed by Blood on the Floor, his unique score written for the distinguished jazz musicians John Scofield, Peter Erskine, and Martin Robertson.
His second full-length opera, The Silver Tassie won both the South Bank Show and the Olivier Awards for Opera in 2001 and his third opera, Anna Nicole, played to sold-out houses at Covent Garden in 2011. He has been resident composer with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra and last year wrote new ballet scores for Sadlers Wells and the Royal Ballet.