A native of San Antonio, Texas, violist Blake Turner has appeared in a wide range of venues around the world including performances in China, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the World Trade Center in Curaçao, Netherland Antilles, and Miami’s New World Center.
Blake is an accomplished orchestral musician, performing regularly as Assistant Principal Viola of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute for the Houston and San Antonio Symphonies. He is also a sought-after chamber musician and performs across Texas with the Austin based band, Montopolis. Blake was a founding member of the Cordova Quartet and has collaborated with members of the Miró Quartet, and pianists Robert McDonald and Anton Nel.
Blake enjoys teaching and has previously held positions as Viola Instructor at Southwestern University and as orchestral/chamber music coach for the Austin Youth Symphony.
When he isn’t performing, Blake loves traveling, fishing, disc golf, and impromptu jam sessions with his family.