Apulian composer and pianist Domenico Turi received his diploma in piano performance studying with Riccardo Marini and in composition with Matteo D’Amico at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome. He also attended courses and masterclasses taught by Stefano Scodanibbio, Marco Stroppa, Toshio Hosokawa, Germano Scurti, Giorgio Battistelli and Salvatore Sciarrino.

Turi received commissions from the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Camerata Italica, from the Amici della Musica di Foligno, the Festival Nuova Consonanza and the Internationales Halleiner Schlagzeugfestival.

His compositions have been performed at various festivals and concerts both in Italy and abroad: France, Germany, England, Scotland, Japan, Finland, Austria, Azerbaijan, The Netherlands, Hungary, Romania, China, Slovakia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Ukraine, Georgia and Mexico.

Musical theatre is an important part of his production: in 2012 he wrote the children’s opera Onde (“Waves”) for the Festival Nuova Consonanza, and in 2017 his first opera, Non è un paese per Veggy (“No Country for Veggy”, ‘Panettone-Opera in One Act’ with libretto by Federico Capitoni), was premiered at the Teatro Palladium. In 2019 he founded, together with the tenor Gianluca Bocchino, ContromanoDuo, staging original musical theatre performances written especially for the duo. 

Domenico Turi’s works are published by Ermes404 and Edizioni Musicali Sconfinarte and have been recorded by Retropalco, VDM Records and EMA Vinci.Since 2021 he is professor of Harmony Theory and Musical Analysis at Conservatorio Niccolò Piccinni in Bari.