JoAnn Turovsky

principal harp

JoAnn Turovsky is principal harp with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera and Los Angeles Master Chorale. JoAnn is also the professor of harp at USC’s Thornton School of Music, The Colburn School Conservatory of Music and The Colburn School of Performing Arts. Summer finds her on the faculty of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

JoAnn has won numerous awards for both her solo and chamber repertoire interpretations. These include first prize in the American Harp Society National Competition Young Professional Division, first prize in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition and a prize at the 5th International Harp Competition in Jerusalem, Israel. She is recently the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Harp Society and Artist/Teacher of the year from American String Teachers Association California. She serves as chairman of the American Harp Society National Competition.

JoAnn appears frequently as soloist with musical organizations and is busy in the motion picture industry. Notably, she was a featured soloist on the soundtrack for Angela’s Ashes by John Williams. You can also hear JoAnn on the motion picture soundtracks for Star Wars, Frozen, Avatar, Toy Story, Tinker Bell, Cars, Fast and Furious, Moana and the TV shows Da Vinci’s Demons and Marvel Agents of Shield.

Her spare time is happily devoted to chasing after her dog Reggie and desperately trying to curry the favor of her five cats.

JoAnn joined LACO in 1989.

2019-20 Sound Investment Composer: Juan Pablo Contreras

Each season, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra commissions and premieres a new piece of music composed especially to suit its unparalleled musical talents. “Investors” are invited to a series of intimate salons where they meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work.

new season, new friends

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

adventure pack: regal classics

Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a budget-friendly three concert journey through European music history showcasing the undisputed cornerstones of orchestral repertoire including Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 & 3 as well as works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.