Conductor Kirk Trevor has served as music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (1985 – 2003), the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (1988–2015), and the Missouri Symphony (since 2000). Trevor trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music, graduating in cello performance and conducting. He has guest conducted over forty orchestras in twelve countries.
His debut with the London Symphony Orchestra was in January 2003 and his Carnegie Hall debut in 2007. Trevor is one of the most recorded conductors of the past decade with over fifty recordings of new American music with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava, plus twenty recordings with other orchestras for the EMI, Koch, Albany, Fatra, Crystal and Carlton Classics labels. Trevor is becoming widely recognized as one of the leading conducting teachers in the world. He has been a master teacher for the American Symphony Orchestra League as well as the Conductor’s Guild. In 1991, Trevor co-founded and has been Artistic Director of the International Workshop for Conductors held in the Czech Republic for a month every summer. IWC is the world’s largest conducting school, each year training over 80 conductors from 20 countries. He has released previous discs of Carson Cooman’s music on the Naxos, Artek, and Zimbel labels.