"Breathtaking Mahler... Schubert and Mahler, in the hands of an exciting conductor. It became obvious little by little, as he created a veritable Beethovenian aura for Schubert's Fourth… In the first and last movements [Trevino & The Munich Philharmonic] conjured up an utterly believable vision of Beethoven out of Schubert's spirit. "
– Suddeutsche Zeitung / Munich Mar 2015
“The role completely penetrated conductor Robert Trevino… With such a performance, the artists set the bar very high for future Wagner interpretations”
- Allgauer Zeitung / Sept 2015 (Bamberg Symphony / Lohengrin).
Robert Trevino has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting American conductors performing today.
Trevino burst into the international spotlight with unprecedented success at the Bolshoi Theater in December 2013, when he led a new production of Verdi’s Don Carlo substituting for Vasily Sinaisky. The enthusiastic audience and Russian press praised Mr. Trevino, a native of Fort Worth, Texas by saying “There has not been an American success of this magnitude in Moscow since Van Cliburn”. He was subsequently nominated for a Golden Mask award for “Best Conductor in a New Production”. Appearances with some of the world’s top orchestras have followed in what can only be described as a sensational rise, since his initial success as a laureate of the Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in France. Debuts with the Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte Carlo with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony have led to extensive touring plans throughout Europe and Asia, including inaugurating the new hall, Opera di Firenze of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Elsewhere in France, his regular appearances at La Folle Journee and La Roque D’Antheron, also resulted in immediate reengagements and a feature on the Arte Channel as well as broadcasts on France Musique and Radio France.
The 14/15 season saw a number of further major debuts – with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in Brahms and Shostakovich, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and a magnificent debut in the subscription series of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in Schubert and Mahler. Following this, where Robert received the highest accolades from the press, Robert returned to Germany with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (“Lohengrin” in concert) at the beginning of the 15/16 season, as well as the San Francisco Symphony and the Dresden & London Philharmonic Orchestras. 2015 closed with the Danish Radio Symphony’s telecast New Year’s concert, and a sensational debut with the Orchestre Nationale de France with Bruckner 4th Symphony. After a triumphant February debut with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, this season also brings him to the St Petersburg Philharmonic, and to the orchestras of Toscana, RTVE Symphony, National Philharmonic of Russia, and Royal Flemish Philharmonic. He also looks forward to conducting the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, NHK Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, HR Sinfonieorchester, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, and his return to the Cincinnati Symphony, as well as opera productions in Oslo and Washington.
Trained in America, in the summer of 2011, Mr. Trevino was selected by James Levine to be the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Festival, where he led Mark Morris’ production of Milhaud’s Trios Operas Minutes. In the summers of 2009 and 2010 Mr. Trevino studied with his mentor David Zinman as an Aspen Conducting Fellow at the Aspen Festival and School of Music where he was awarded the James Conlon Prize for Excellence in Conducting. He studied by invitation with Michael Tilson Thomas at the New World Symphony in master classes, and has studied with Leif Segerstam with whom he assisted at the Helsinki Philharmonic in the complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies.
Mr. Trevino recently completed a wonderful four-year tenure as the Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra from 2011-2015. Prior to this appointment he served as the Associate Conductor of the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center from 2009 – 2011 where American opera fans know his work on productions of Don Giovanni and A Quiet Place as well as for his performances in VOX: American Opera Series where he worked on the world premieres of five new operas. An avid advocate and performer of contemporary music, Mr. Trevino has commissioned, premiered, and worked closely with many leading composers of today such as: Augusta Read Thomas, Sir Andre Previn, Jennifer Higdon, Bernard Rands, Shulamit Ran, George Walker, David Felder, and John Zorn among others.