Trevor’s Story

Trevor Hale, native of Dallas, Texas, has received an extensive musical education during his career. He has earned a Bachelor Degree in piano from the University of Colorado in 2009 and a Masters from the University of Texas in 2011. Most recently, he obtained a Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano under the tutelage of Marc Durand and Jimmy Briere at the University of Montreal in October of 2015.

Trevor made his orchestral debut in 2003 with the New Orleans Civic Symphony when he won the New Orleans Piano Institute Concerto Competition, and in 2006 he became the youngest winner of the University of Colorado-Boulder honors competition. He also received prizes in the Boulder Philharmonic Concerto Competition that same year. In 2005 he took first place in the state of Colorado for the MTNA regional competition. Trevor has been a finalist in numerous competitions including Seattle International Competition, Franz Lizst International Piano Competition, L'ARAM piano competition, and Jefferson Symphony Young Artist Competition. He was granted 2nd Prize in the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, earning a performance at the prestigious Kosciuzsko Foundation House in NYC. Trevor has participated in various music festivals including Texas Conservatory for Young Artists, The Institute for Strings at SMU, Colorado College Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and The Orford Center for the Arts.

After an impromptu meeting with Danny Goldman (clarinet) to read clarinet sonatas, they decided to meet with Grace Wollett (violin), Danny's colleague from Juilliard, for fun. The energy and joy in that first rehearsal was so powerful that Trevor became addicted to not only the music but also the constant excitement during rehearsal. Trevor frequently watches various sports and enjoys visiting dog parks.