Cello, Acting Principal
Cellist Trevor Handy enjoys an active career as a freelance musician in Los Angeles. A member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra since 2002, he is also Principal Cellist of the Santa Barbara Symphony, and performs with ensembles such as the LA Philharmonic, LA Opera, in various chamber music series, at festivals and as a studio musician in Hollywood.
Trevor, who now teaches at Westmont College, has presented recitals and chamber music concerts. He has been a member of orchestras across the country, including the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Honolulu and Jacksonville symphonies.
While freelancing in New York, Trevor was a member of the Griffon String Quartet, which won the grand prize at the 1991 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and performed throughout the northeast and midwest for several years.
A native of Boston, Trevor made his solo debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and went on to study with Leonard Rose and Channing Robbins at The Juilliard School. While there, he also studied and played Baroque cello professionally under the tutelage of Albert Fuller and Jaap Schroeder. He spent summers at Aspen and Tanglewood, as well as in Switzerland at Yehudi Menuhin’s Summer Academy and at Lausanne’s Academy of Music in master classes given by Maurice Gendron.