Hailed by the New York Times as "Outstanding" and an "Excellent Soloist", Trevor Nuckøls travels the globe as an internationally renowned horn soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. At the age of eighteen, he won First Prize at The International Horn Society’s Premiere Soloist Competition, and subsequently won The Juilliard Concerto Competition, and the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition.
Prizes include The International Horn Society's Barry Tuckwell Award, Interlochen's Young Artist Award, and the Minnesota Orchestra's Twin Cities Musicians Union Award. As a soloist, he has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Salzburg’s Golden Hall, Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, and Les Invalides in Paris.
Mr. Nuckøls covers the full range of the horn repertoire, and has been a featured soloist with the Münchner Bachsolisten, New York Concerti Sinfonietta, Mozarteum Blaserphilharmonie, Camerata Salzburg, Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik, Sarasota Orchestra, Camerata New Jersey, Axiom Ensemble, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Underwood Chamber Orchestra, Music Academy of the West's Academy Festival Orchestra, Orchestral Society of New York, and gave the New York Premiere of Oliver Knussen's Horn Concerto in Alice Tully Hall with Mark Wigglesworth and The Juilliard Orchestra.
Sought after as an orchestral horn player, he has performed as solo horn of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and has performed as guest principal horn with the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonie, Philharmonie Salzburg, Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Pegasus: The Orchestra, New York Classical Players, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Harrisburg Symphony, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, with many of the world's finest conductors including Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Luisi, Kurt Masur, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, and Matthias Pintscher.
Mr. Nuckøls can be heard on the newly released recording, Concertante! feauturing Les Vents Francais and the Munich Chamber Orchestra released by Warner Classics. A passionate chamber musician, he performs and tours with the New York City based Frisson ensemble, and has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Salzburg Mozart Players, Novus New York, and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. He has performed in cathedrals and sacred spaces across the United States with acclaimed organist, David Ball, as a member of Duo Corgano. He has collaborated with artists such as Emmanuel Pahud, François Leleux, Dénes Várjon, Izabella Simon, Itzhak Perlman, among many of the world's finest musicians. He has appeared as an artist at prestigious festivals including the Salzburg Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Cartagena International Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood Music Center, Sarasota Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar.
Mr. Nuckøls has concertized extensively in venues all over the United States of America, Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, South Korea, Colombia, and regularly in Japan, with his concerts broadcast on television and radio programs including NPR, WXQR, Sirius XM, PBS, NHK, SRF, BR, and Interlochen Public Radio. In addition to performing on the modern valve horn, he also holds regular performances on period instruments. A dedicated teacher, he currently serves on faculty at The Gledhill Arts Collective, and has been a resident Teaching Artist at the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts. He has given master classes at the Tokyo College of Music, University of Cartagena, and the University of Scranton.
Trevor greatly values the importance of public service, community outreach, and using the power of music to help others. He was honored as the recipient of a Max H. Gluck Foundation Fellowship, giving him the opportunity to play many concerts throughout hospitals, clinics, psychiatric wards, and other health care facilities in New York City. Trevor is grateful to have received grants from The Goethe-Institut, The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff), The Tokyo Foundation, The Jerome Ashby Scholarship, Edward John Noble Foundation, YoungARTS, and The National Endowment for the Arts. Trevor began his first studies on a single F piston horn with Michael Corcoran, and later with Gene Berger at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Mr. Nuckøls earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees on a full scholarship from The Juilliard School, where he was a distinguished Kovner Fellow. While attending Juilliard, he studied with Michelle Baker, and furthered his studies in Historical Performance on period instruments with R.J. Kelley. He completed his Postgraduate Degree in Horn Performance at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with Radovan Vlatković. He joined Local 802 as a member in 2018.
Mr. Nuckøls performs in the NY area, and concertizes and gives master classes around the world. Recently, Mr. Nuckøls gave a solo performance in Carnegie Hall, and will embark on a national tour with the NYC based Frisson Ensemble. Please visit his webpage for more details and contract information.