...an arresting new piece of music theatre.”

Bill Barclay, The Guardian

Born in London, Bushra El-Turk has written over 50 works for the concert hall, the stage, film, TV and live art performance. Her work is often defined by the integration of musics and musicians from different cultural traditions, and the compulsion to highlight and challenge socio-cultural issues. Her works blur written and improvisational elements, forbearing the influence of her Lebanese roots all the while leaning towards the theatrical, creating works that are '...ironic...', '...arresting...' and of 'limitless imagination'.

2022 News

Percussion virtuoso Vivi Vassileva premieres Ka for percussion and strings

24th May 2022 - 8:15

Wien Kammerorkest at Wien Konzerthaus' Schubert-Saal

cond. Joji Hattori


Aldeburgh Festival 2022

on Sunday, 19th June at 7:30 with Britten Sinfonia

cond. Gregor A. Mayrhofer

Adelphi Quartet perform 'Saffron Dusk' and a new work for Aldeburgh Festival June 2022

Bushra El-Turk:
Saffron Dusk (7)
String Quartet op. 33 no. 1 (17)
Bushra El-Turk:
new work commission (5)
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, op. 59 no. 3 (34)

Adelphi Quartet

2021 News

YCAT (Young Classical Artists Trust) in partnership with the Cosman-Keller Art & Music Trust commissioned Bushra El-Turk to write a string quartet for the inaugural YCAT Hans Keller Artist, the Adelphi Quartet, which premiered at Wigmore Hall in May 2021.

Opera Orchestre National Montpellier

Opera Orchestre National Montpellier

WORLD PREMIERE - 10th/11th September 2021


The Incomplete Sky - a concertino for Taegum, written for Hyelim Kim.

Cond. Stephanie Childress

Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier

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