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Maria Duhova Trevor

Maria TrevorAdjunct Faculty, Harp
MM, Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Bratislava
mailing address: 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211

Born in the Slovak Republic, Maria Duhova Trevor holds a master’s degree in harp performance from the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava, where she studied under Katarina Turnerova and Adriana Antalova. Prior to that, she studied harp performance at the Conservatory of Music in Zilina under Tibor Kovac. She completed her studies there performing the Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp with the Slovak Sinfonietta. During her Conservatory studies, she made several recordings of solo harp pieces for the Slovak Radio.

From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Trevor was Principal Harpist of the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic (Czech Republic), with which she toured throughout Europe. In 1999 Ms. Trevor was a featured recitalist at the Seventh World Harp Congress in Prague. Later that year, she won the harp position at the Slovak National Opera, where she played in over thirty opera and fifteen ballet productions. In 2001, she premiered and recorded a new work by David Ott for harp and orchestra, The Angel’s Harp.
From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Trevor was a recording harpist for the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, with which she participated in dozens of contemporary music and movie score recordings. In 2003, she joined the Radio Symphony Orchestra on their tour of Japan.

Ms. Trevor has been principal harpist of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra since 2001 and has been featured as soloist in the Ravel Introduction and Allegro in 2002 and the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in 2004.  Ms. Trevor lives in Columbia, Missouri with her husband, conductor Kirk Trevor, and their two children Sylvia and Daniel. She collaborates with musicians in solo recitals and chamber music, and appears regularly with the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, Columbia Civic Orchestra, and others. In addition to her position at the University of Missouri School of Music, she is also an adjunct harp instructor at Lincoln University and maintains an active private studio.