Trevor Petersen

Omaha, Nebraska

University of Nebraska – Omaha, Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, 2022

Pat and Steve Larson Chair

Trevor began playing cello at the age of 10. In 2016 he won the Omaha Area Youth Orchestra’s concerto competition. The following year, during his freshmen year of college, he became a member of the Lincoln Symphony. Most recently he won a position with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra. Outside of music, Trevor enjoys going on drives and spending time with his dog.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I am pretty good at solving Rubik’s Cubes. When I was in middle school I would go to cubing competitions, and for a time I actually had the second fastest time in North America for one of the events.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonín Dvořák, John Cage

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Grab a bite with friends

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I am excited to meet many new people. I am also excited to return to Breckenridge. Up until the last couple years my family would visit Breckenridge several times a year. It is like a second home to me.