In today's fast world we sometimes would like to slow down and enjoy the moment. I believe that live music offers us that opportunity. Harp is ideal for background music as it's resonance will carry through the hall and yet it's not disruptive, so people can chat and enjoy themselves.
I enjoy playing music of all genres, classical, therapeutic, pops from the 40ties through current, tunes that people recognize from movies and radio. I am available for events, concerts, wedding ceremonies, Holiday parties, Valentine dinners, church performances, chamber music concerts and more.
I play Harp solo, but I often perform in these combinations with my colleague musicians:
Flute and Harp
Violin and Harp
Cello and Harp
Flute, Harp, Cello
Violin, Harp, Cello
I always feel very honored when a couple asks me to be part of their wedding ceremony and I do my best to recognize and fulfill their musical needs.
As part of my Wedding package I provide you with a consultation session at my studio, where you can listen to me play live music samples and make your music selection. We will also discuss other details necessary to make sure that everything will be perfect! If you live further away and are not able to make it in person, we can hold this session over Skype.
Maria lives in Columbia, Missouri with her husband, conductor Kirk Trevor, and their three children Sylvia, Daniel and Aidan. She has been principal harpist of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra since 2001 and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra since 2012. Maria collaborates with local musicians in solo recitals and chamber music, and appears regularly with the Odyssey Chamber Music Series, Columbia Civic Orchestra and MU ensembles. In addition to her adjunct harp instructor position with the University of Missouri and Lincoln University, she maintains an active private studio. In 2011 Maria initiated the monthly Harp and Healing services at the Broadway Christian church and also recorded her CD – Healing Harp.
Born in the Slovak Republic, Maria Duhova Trevor holds a Masters 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 whom 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 whom 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 featured as soloist in the Ravel Introduction and Allegro in 2002, and the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in 2004. Most recently in 2011 Ms.Trevor competed at Mid-Missouri's got Talent contest and won 1st prize.