Trevor Cooper was one of 14 internationally selected guitarists to study in the III Master in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Alicante, Spain. There he studied with Grammy award-winning artists David Russell, Manuel Barrueco (guitar), Paul O’Dette (lute/early music), Jose de Eusebio (conductor) as well as Paul Galbraith, Pepe Romero, Fabio Zanon and others. He currently is concluding his studies at the Universitaet Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studies with guitarist Eliot Fisk.
When Trevor was 17 he was accepted into the University of Toronto Faculty of Music where he entered the Performance program. There he began studying guitar with Jeffrey McFadden and performance practice with Kevin Komisaruk (organ/keyboard). He won national recognition with the 1st Place in Guitar at the 2013 FCMF National Music Festival in Waterloo, Canada. After receiving his Bachelor of Music in Perfomance he traveled to Seville, Spain, where he studied with Spanish guitarist Francisco Bernier.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Canada, he started playing guitar at a young age, studying locally with Dale Besler and Michel Forestier. Apart from the guitar and music, Trevor enjoys philosophy, cooking, politics, nature, traveling, hockey and ideas. He speaks Spanish and is learning German. He plays an Alector (Greece) guitar.