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Artists’ Profiles

Artists’ Profiles

Challenger School

Robert Trevino

Robert Trevino


Robert Trevino has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting American conductors performing today, as well as one of the most in-demand talents of the younger generation. The past three years have seen his appointments as Music Director of the Basque National Orchestra and Chief Conductor of the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

Most recently, Trevino signed a multi-year recording contract with the leading classical label, Ondine, already resulting in the widely-praised release of a complete Beethoven Symphony cycle with the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming Ondine recordings with the Basque National Orchestra will include a Ravel album and a selection of overlooked American masterpieces. In Malmö, Trevino will record works by Einojuhani Rautavaara (including some world premieres). His cycle of Bruch symphonies with the Bamberg Symphony was released by CPO in August 2020 with universally positive reviews.

In recent seasons Trevino’s European engagements have included the London Symphony Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester Zurich, Gewandhausorchester, Wiener Symphoniker, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, and Radio-Sinfonieorchester Berlin among many others. He has conducted the Cleveland Orchestra, the symphony orchestras of San Francisco, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Detroit. He has also led Washington National Opera’s new production of Eugene Onegin.

Robert Trevino has commissioned, premiered, and worked closely with many leading composers, among them John Adams, Philip Glass, Sofia Gubaidulina, Jennifer Higdon, André Previn, Augusta Read Thomas, Shulamit Ran, and John Zorn.

Benjamin Grosvenor

Benjamin Grosvenor


Guest Artist Sponsor

Linda & Don Price Guest Artist Fund

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is internationally recognized for his electrifying performances, distinctive sound, and insightful interpretations. His virtuosic command over the most arduous technical complexities underpins the remarkable depth and understanding of his music making. Described as “one in a million...several million” by The Independent, his “astounding technical gifts, the freshness of his imagination, his intense concentration, the absence of any kind of show, and the unmistakable sense of poetic immersion directed solely at the realization of music” have been lauded by Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Recent and forthcoming concerto highlights include engagements with the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Gürzenich-Orchestra Cologne, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Hallé Orchestra, Orquesta Nacional de España, Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London, City of Birmingham, San Francisco, and Washington National Symphony Orchestras as well as a tour of China with Britten Sinfonia. Grosvenor has worked with esteemed conductors such as Andrey Boreyko, Semyon Bychkov, Riccardo Chailly, Elim Chan, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner, Alan Gilbert, Manfred Honeck, Vladimir Jurowski, Andrew Manze, Ludovic Morlot, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Gianandrea Noseda, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, François Xavier Roth, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leonard Slatkin, Nathalie Stutzmann, Michael Tilson Thomas, Krzysztof Urbański, and Kazuki Yamada.

During his sensational career to date, Grosvenor has received Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year and Instrumental Awards, a Classic Brits Critics’ Award, UK Critics’ Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent, and a Diapason d’Or Jeune Talent Award. He has been featured in two BBC television documentaries—BBC Breakfast and The Andrew Marr Show—as well as in CNN’s Human to Hero series.

The youngest of five brothers, Grosvenor began playing the piano at the age of six. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton and Daniel-Ben Pienaar, where he graduated in 2012 with the ‘Queen’s Commendation for Excellence’ and in 2016 was awarded a Fellowship from the institution. Grosvenor has been supported since 2013 by EFG International, the widely respected global private banking group.

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