Denise Reig Turner is the Lecturer of Bassoon at the University of New Mexico, Assistant Principal/2nd Bassoon of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Principal Bassoon of the San Juan Symphony and was also Principal Bassoon and frequent soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque. In addition to being bassoonist with the New Mexico Winds, Ms. Turner performs regularly as a member of the Bosque Chamber Music Society, and the Animas Music Festival in Colorado.
Ms. Turner has performed orchestral, opera and chamber music throughout the Southwest, Italy, and Mexico, including the Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Festival Ballet, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Musica de Camera Orchestra, Albuquerque Baroque Players and the baroque Orchestra of the Duke. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Turner studied with Artemus Edwards, Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, Betty Johnson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Oklahoma, Wilbur Simpson, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Adelle Brown, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and with Michael McCraw on baroque bassoon. Her chamber music coaches include Sol Schoenbach, Marcel Moyse, and Jane Taylor. Her recordings are on the Centaur and AlbuZerkque labels with the New Mexico Winds, UNM and New Mexico Symphony labels.