Assistant Principal 2nd Violin – National Orchestra of Belgium
Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music; Australian Institute of Music; Conservatoire de Paris
Melbourne-born violinist Marie-Danielle Turner lives in Brussels. She is Assistant Leader of the 2nd Violins in the Belgian National Orchestra and has been playing there since 2007. She studied with teachers Alice Waten at the Australian Institute of Music, Julian Quirit in Melbourne and Luc Hery and Guy Commentale at the Conservatoire National Region de Paris.
She is a member of the Australian World Orchestra since its debut, taking part in concert series in India, Singapore and Australia. Marie-Danielle was a founding member and leader of the Sydney Chamber Orchestra and performed regularly with the Sydney Sinfonia before moving to Europe. Marie-Danielle was the 1999 Melbourne Young Performer of the Year and won the Hepzibah Menuhin String Award, and in the same year was awarded a violin from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for her outstanding playing. A keen chamber musician, she collaborates regularly with ensembles in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. She has performed in quartets accompanying visits of King Phillipe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium on state visits to Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands.
Last updated 2023