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Amy Turk

Contemporary Percussive Harpist

UK

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Biography

Amy Turk began her harp studies aged seven with Ann Hughes-Chamberlain, a former pupil of the legendary Lily Laskine, and completed a masters degree under the tutorship of Karen Vaughan at the Royal Academy of Music.
Amy grew up with a love of a wide variety of music thanks to her parent’s record collection, and could be found listening to Grieg or Rachmaninoff as readily as Genesis, Led Zeppelin or Dire Straits. In her teens she became enthralled by transcription, arranging, composition and music technology, and spent much time performing and recording with her brother, drummer/guitarist Ben Turk, in various projects including power metal band Sorcerer’s Spell, and their own duo project Ben & Amy, under which they released two surrealist pop albums, Science (2007) and The New Food To Eat (2009).

Having consolidated her skills at the Academy, Amy now arranges pop, rock, film and video game music for the harp, and explores her fascination of guitar based music by writing percussive contemporary acoustic solo harp works in the style of modern acoustic guitar icons such as Andy McKee and Jon Gomm. Her work is available to view on YouTube.

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