Robert Trevino has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting American conductors performing today. In 2016 he has been named as the Music Director of the Basque National Orchestra. Trevino burst into the international spotlight at the Bolshoi Theater in 2013, when he led a new production of Verdi’s Don Carlo. The response was euphoric from both audience and the press. Appearances with some of the world’s top orchestras swiftly followed.
Even before his professional debut, Trevino had opted away from the traditional school system in favor of intensively teaching himself every score he could lay his hands on. He soon caught the eye of David Zinman, with whom he studied as an Aspen Conducting Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Immediately afterwards, in 2011, Trevino was invited to be the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival. He was also invited to study with Michael Tilson Thomas and to assist Leif Segerstam at the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent seasons have seen Trevino crossing continents in an ever-growing number of major debuts – among them the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre Nationale de France, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and Royal Flemish Philharmonic.
He shared stage with Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, The Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, HR Sinfonieorchester, Tonkuenstler Vienna, MDR Leipzig, Toronto Symphony, Maggio Musicale Florentino, Helsinki Philharmonic, Bournemouth & City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras as well as opera productions at the Washington National Opera. Trevino has worked with many of today’s leading composers, among them Augusta Read Thomas, Sir Andre Previn, Jennifer Higdon, Phillip Glass, Shulamit Ran, and John Zorn.
(Status 2018, Source: Robert Trevino)