Molly Xiu Turner

Guest Conductor

Molly Turner is a Chinese-born conductor and composer. Highlights of the 2022-23 season include a debut with San Francisco Symphony’s SoundBox Series, a School’s Concert with Orchestre de Paris, guest conducting Così! Men Are Like That at White Snake Projects, and conducting the premiere of her own new orchestra work with the Tacoma Youth Symphony. Recently, she has also conducted the Juilliard Orchestra, Gstaad Festival Orchestra, Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Primrose International Viola Competition, Colburn Orchestra, and Eastern Festival Orchestra. In 2019, Molly was the youngest conductor invited for residency at the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors. She has served as assistant conductor for the Berliner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de Paris, National Polish Radio Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, and Colburn Orchestra. She has assisted Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Robertson, Rafael Payare, Nicholas McGegan, Jeffrey Milarsky, and Paul Watkins.