Eleanor Turner was born in 1982 and started learning the harp at the age of five. In 1993 she began her studies with Daphne Boden at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. She went on to study harp with Alison Nicholls for seven years and has participated in masterclasses with eminent harpists such as Catherine Michel and Erika Waardenburg.
Eleanor won Third Prize and the Peutz Audience Award at the Netherlands International Harp Competition 2010. In 2007 she won First Prize, a £20,000 concert harp by Salvi Harps, at the European Harp Competition 2007. In 2008 Eleanor received one of the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Maisie Lewis Awards which led to her solo Wigmore Hall debut in October 2008. Since then, Eleanor has enjoyed travelling Europe to give recitals in Italy, Spain, Ireland and The `Netherlands, sponsored by Salvi Harps.
Eleanor is also a composer, arranger and teacher. She loves to travel and enjoys all the opportunities that being a musician presents!
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