Duo 51 strings
When Kirk and Maria married, she suggested they start to play together. Since then they have given number of recitals and performed together at wedding ceremonies and corporate events. 51 Strings is as you can imagine is the total number of strings between cello and harp. Unless one of them breaks!
Kirk Trevor is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Missouri Symphony Conservatory where he conducts the three orchestral programs. As a conductor he has led more than forty orchestras around the globe. He is one of the world’s most recorded conductors of the past fifty years, with more than 110 recordings to his name.
He is also considered one of the most important conducting teachers in the world, teaching students on three continents. His annual conducting school in the Czech Republic is in its twenty seventh year and has attracted more than eight hundred students over that time. But his international career started many years ago as a cellist in his native England, studying at the Guildhall School of Music with Kenneth Heath and Leonard Stein. He was a frequent soloist, chamber musician and rock cellist recording with the group Genesis and performing with ELO. He was a member the Gagliano Trio for three years, before being awarded a British Council Scholarship to study in France with Paul Tortelier.
He then was awarded a Fullbright Grant to come to the US to study cello and conducting. His studies included work with Danil Shafran, Dennis Brott, Zara Nelsova among others. His outstanding cello career was tragically cut short by getting a full-time conducting job!! His conducting career required him to give up his career as a cellist, but he continued to teach cello in numerous colleges, including Lakehead University and Davidson College.