Toronto Symphony’s new resident conductor: Trevor Wilson

Posted on: June 22, 2022

“The Toronto Symphony Orchestra has named a rising young talent as its next resident conductor,” writes Susan Elliott in Tuesday’s (6/21) Musical America (subscription required). “Trevor Wilson, who trained under Marin Alsop at the Peabody Institute and Yannick Nézet-Séguin at Orchestre Métropolitain’s Orchestral Conducting Academy, starts next fall in the two-year position. At the same time, he begins his pursuit of a Professional Studies Diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music under Carlos Kalmar. TSO Music Director Gustavo Gimeno commented that his new right-hand-man ‘showed a confidence, musical intelligence and sensitivity’ in his audition for the job. The Ottawa-born Wilson has been active on local podiums, including that of the University of Ottawa Orchestra, and is co-founder and music director of the Ottawa Pops Orchestra. He also served as the assistant conductor of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada under the late Boris Brott, and, while earning his graduate degree at Peabody, was assistant director of the Institute’s choruses. In the position of TSO resident conductor, Wilson succeeds Simon Rivard, who has held the job since 2018 and at the same time has been the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra’s conductor—a post he’ll retain.”