- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Music is my life, and playing horn and sharing the joy of music is one of my greatest passions. As a teacher, I am committed to nurturing my students’ talents and abilities, and I aim to help them reach their full potential and help them discover new possibilities in their musical lives. I love to keep my students motivated and focused in a very positive and creative atmosphere. I am here to instill my students desire to make great music, but also to develop, grow and achieve a greater confidence in themselves and their creative abilities.
My students can expect to improve week to week in their technique and music making abilities. Every student requires different needs, and it is my job to develop a custom tailored approach to ensure the needs are met; My teaching methods are derived from my own experience as a performer, and from my training at Interlochen Arts Academy, The Juilliard School, and in Europe. Most of what I’ve learned has been handed down to me from my teachers including Radovan Vlatković, Frøydis Ree Wekre, and Hermann Baumann, and I am glad to share what I have learned from them to my own students.
I teach music students of all different ages and experience levels. My goal for new or beginning students is to apply solid foundational techniques and foster a disciplined daily practice routine to ensure their progress on the horn accelerates. In order to become a great horn player for many years and maintain a beautiful sound, it is essential to have a strong solid foundation and daily routine. Together, we will find a suitable warm up method, as well as daily exercises and etudes in order to develop a strong embouchure, unlock their own individual sound, and play as relaxed as possible.
A huge part of my teaching is dedicated to helping my students sound develop and to "sing" on the horn. This singing approach enables students perform with freedom, confidence, and the utmost expression, while also enhancing their own unique and beautiful special sounds. For the intermediate level or already experienced students, I work with them on more advanced etudes and technical exercises, building and refinement of the solo repertoire, as well as school/orchestra audition preparation, and any other specific needs or goals the student is interested in or requests.
While my personal passion and musical endeavor is the French Horn, I am open to assisting other musicians and instrumentalists interested in developing their musical skills.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!
For more information about me please see my personal website.
Hailed by the New York Times as "Outstanding" and an "Excellent Soloist", he has rapidly established himself as an internationally renowned horn soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer.
One of the foremost young artists of his generation, Trevor Nuckøls, he has concertized extensively around the globe 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.
He covers the full range of the horn repertoire, and has been a featured soloist with the Munich Bach Soloists, Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Mozarteum Blaserphilharmonie, Camerata Salzburg, Österreichische 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 performed the New York Premiere of Oliver Knussen's Horn Concerto in Alice Tully Hall with Mark Wigglesworth and The Juilliard Orchestra.
He performs as solo horn of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and has performed as guest principal horn with the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonie, Mozarteum Blaserphilharmonie, Philharmonie Salzburg, Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Classical Players, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Harrisburg Symphony, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra. He has collaborated with many of the world's finest conductors including Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bernard Haitink, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Fabio Luisi, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, Alan Gilbert, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, Matthias Pintscher, and Pablo Heras-Casado.
As a chamber musician, he has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Novus New York, Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, Lucerne Festival Ensemble, Mozarteum Parforcehorns, and with acclaimed organist, David Ball, as a member of duo corgano. He has collaborated with artists such as Emmanuel Pahud, François Leleux, Leon Fleisher, Itzhak Perlman, and Dustin Gledhill, among many of the world's finest musicians. He frequently performs with Brazilian guitarist Lucas Pullin, performing a variety of Bossa Nova, Samba, and Tango pieces for horn and guitar. He has appeared as an artist at prestigious festivals including Marlboro Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Cartagena International Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood Music Center, Sarasota Music Festival, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and Interlochen Center for the Arts.
He completed his first studies with Michael Corcoran, and later with Professor Gene Berger at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, as a distinguished Kovner Fellow, where he studied with Julie Landsman, and furthered his studies in Historical Performance on period instruments with R.J. Kelley. He has additionally studied with legendary horn soloists Frøydis Ree Wekre and Hermann Baumann. He completed his Postgraduate Degrees in Horn Performance at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with legendary horn soloist with Radovan Vlatković.
Trevor Nuckøls is the recipient of many awards and first prizes in national and international competitions, including First Prize at The International Horn Society’s Premiere Soloist Competition, The Juilliard Concerto Competition, Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition, and was honored with the The International Horn Society's Barry Tuckwell Award, Interlochen's Young Artist Award, the Minnesota Orchestra's Twin Cities Musicians Union Award, and The Juilliard School's Kovner Fellowship Program, by the incredible generosity of Bruce and Suzie Kovner. He has received grants from The Goethe-Institut, The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff), The Tokyo Foundation, The Jerome Ashby Scholarship, Max H. Gluck Foundation, Edward John Noble Foundation, YoungARTS, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
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