Kirk Trevor is a British conductor. He started conducting when he was eight, and gave his first concert at 12. As a student at the Guildhall School of Music, he graduated cum laude in cello performance and conducting, and continued to study cello with Paul Tortelier and conducting with Sir Adrian Boult. A Fulbright exchange grant enabled him to come to the United States in 1975 to study cello at the North Carolina School of the Arts at Winston-Salem. In 1982, he was named by Eduardo Mata as resident conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Trevor also served as the music director of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He won the Leonard Bernstein Conducting Competition in 1990, and pursued his second career as a music educator, founding the International Workshop for Conductors. From 1995 to 2000, he served as music director of the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra in the Czech Republic, and from 2002 to 2005, he was the principal guest conductor of the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, Trevor became the music director of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra, and established the Missouri Symphony Conservatory in 2007 to educate young musicians in a variety of disciplines. Trevor has released over 100 CDs, recording for MMC Recordings, Navona Records, MSR Classics, and Naxos, among others.