Zoë Turner was born in Surrey but she grew up and was educated in Somerset. She then went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music where she gained her L.T.C.L and Dip.T.C.L. Whilst studying with John Wakefield she won the Ricordi Opera Prize and performed many roles at college including Mimi (La Boheme), Constanze (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail) and Frasquita (Carmen), and Queen of The Night (Magic Flute). She also sang the soprano solos
Since leaving college, Zoë has sung the role of Musetta (La Boheme) with British Youth Opera, The Page (Rigoletto) and the cover of Zerlina (Don Giovanni) for Bath and Wessex Opera, Countess Adele (Count Ory), Lucia, (Lucia di Lammermoor) for Opera Omnibus, Nannetta (Falstaff) for Pegasus Opera in the Covent Garden Festival, Madame Goldentrill (The Impresario), Adele (Die Fledermaus) for Somerset Opera, Barbarina (Marriage of Figaro) for First Act Opera. Most recently Zoë sang in the concerts of Elgarís The Kingdom and Mendelssohnís Elijah.the role of Peony in the U.K. premier of Ned Roremís opera A Childhood Miracle, and Violetta (La Traviata) for Chelmsford Opera. Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Richmond Theatre for Riverside Opera and Olympia (Tales of Hoffman) at the Minak Theatre and Musetta (La Boheme) Hever Castle for Beaufort Opera.
Zoëís orchestral engagements include the National Trust Centenary Concert with Hatstand Opera and the City of London Sinfonietta at Belton House with an audience of over 7,000 she has also been a finalist in the Great Elm Music Festival Annual vocal awards.
She has worked as extra chorus and soloist for L'Opera de Lyon, France.
Zoë has a large oratorio repertoire which takes her up and down the country. She sang the soprano solo in Carmina Burana for LíOpera de Lyon, France, and The Haydn Nelson Mass at St Johnís, Smith Square, St Matthew Passion at St Paulís, Hammersmith and Mozart Mass in C.
Zoë has also participated in masterclassí with Tom Krause and Sarah Walker with Operaplus at the Monnaie, Brussells, Belgium and was awarded a scholarship from Opera-Plus to study in Belgium with Vera Rozsa and Sarah Walker.
Zoë has participated in the London Masterclass series and was one of the performers chosen to sing in their closing concert.
Zoë has sung in Opera Galas in England, Portugal. In the summer of 2003 she sang in Turkey where she also appeared on the Turkish Arts TV Channel D.
During 2004 engagements include Opera Concerts in England, Turkey and Holland and the Sandman/Dew fairy in Hansel and Gretel which was televised by the BBC, Kate Pinkerton in Madam Butterfly, and Frasquita in Carmen.
In 2005 Zoë sang the soprano solo in Bachís St Matthew Passion and Pergolesi Stabat Mater and after the success of these concerts was invited back to sing the Boccheriniís Stabat Mater in Amsterdam, soprano soloist in Elgar coronation ode for the 60 year celebrations of VE day at Guildford Cathedral and also Handelís Messiah for Northampton Philharmonic Choir.
In 2006, Zoë sang the soprano solo in Mendelssohnís symphony no.2 and Dvorak Mass in D for Taunton Choral Society and she returned to Turkey and North Cyprus last summer where she sang popular opera arias and has been invited back to give a recital in July 2007. Last Autumn Zoe has been a soloist for a "Mostly Mozart" concert and the soprano soloist in Haydn's Nelson Mass for Taunton Choral Society.
In 2008 Zoë gave a recital at St Gilesí Cripplegate, London and took part in the Intel Classic FM competition. During 2009 she sang Madame Solange in Offenbach's comedy "Not in front of the Waiter" for Chelmsford Opera and then sang in Italy in the famous Le cinque Terre in a concert of sacred music from Pergolesi's Stabat Mater and Vivaldi's Gloria Zoë also sang in a celebrated Piazza Opera Gala in Monterosso last summer.
Last year Zoë appeared in the Channel 4 series "Wedding house" and sang at the famous "Queen Charlottes Ball" and was featured in "Hello" magazine, Queen of the Night for Chelmsford Opera. Zoë was busy in 2011 singing for Country House Opera and has Opera Gala concerts in Amsterdam and Istanbul in April and in Italy during the summer. In 2016 she has made a UEFA video and Also lunchtime recitals.
She has had a very busy schedule as a wedding soloist and in the Autumn of 2011 sang Verdi's Violetta "La Traviata" . She sang in Rome, Italy and New Dehli, India for private Corporate events.
Zoë is now a very busy teacher travelling to London during the week to teach at the prestigious school "The City of London School for Girls" and also privately in Islington, London and on Saturdays at home in Littleover, Derby. She teaches Singing, but also Flute, Recorder, Piano, Music Theory and Aural lessons in preparation for the practical music exams. She enjoys teaching all levels but has had many students go beyond grade eight to pass the Diploma in Singing and Flute. She has also had students successfully gaining Oxford and Cambridge Choral Scholarships and other academic scholarship awards.