Trevor Nuckols


Trevor Nuckøls is a leading international French horn soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer. 


“Toby Penk, the principal trumpeter, and Trevor Nuckols, the principal horn player, were outstanding in their highly exposed solos”

  Steve Smith, The New York Times

“The program opened with Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 417, performed elegantly by Trevor Nuckols, an undergraduate at Juilliard. Nuckols’ refined musicianship, lush, amber colors, clean articulation,and occasional vibrato gave his interpretation warmth and romanticism seldom heard.”

Daniel Kepl, Casa Magazine, Page 20

“Here the fearless soloist was Trevor Nuckols, calmly playing with zero disruptions in tone or line (and if you know how difficult this instrument is to play, you can empathize), which gave the dual pleasure of showcasing Knussen’s piece—while giving a lucky audience a primer in great horn playing.”

Bruce Hodges, Seen and Heard International

“Mr. Luisi’s Wagner is nothing if not clean and transparent. So in a turbulent, excitable reading, it was no surprise that he allowed Andrew O’Donnell (clarinet), Harrison Linsey (oboe) and Trevor Nuckols (horn) space to shape their contributions with delicacy and tenderness. Once warmed up, the strings provided shimmering halos and eager passion.”

David Allen, The New York Times

“Trevor Nuckols, a Juilliard undergraduate, was the excellent soloist in this one-movement work, a lyrical, enigmatic piece that illuminates a wide palette of colors from what Mr. Knussen has called his favorite instrument.”

Vivien Schweitzer, The New York Times

“Schumann’s well-known “Konzertstück” also had its festival premiere in a rousing performance by the orchestra with faculty member (and principal horn of the Dallas Symphony) Greg Hustis, Sarasota Orchestra horn players Joe Assi and Audrey Good and Juilliard student Trevor Nuckols. This is a wonderful piece, from its opening fanfare to its insistently propulsive rhythms. Everyone stylishly performed it with zest and enthusiasm, especially Silverstein, who kept all his forces nicely knitted together.”

June LeBell, The Observer

“First up, hornist Trevor Nuckols, standing left of Weilerstein with bell oriented toward the audience, delivered a skillful and spirited Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Playing from memory (as did the evening’s other soloists), Nuckols demonstrated brass mastery with his smooth, even tone and crisp accents.”

Joseph Miller, Santa Barbara Independent

“Yet first honors must go to the pair of French horn players, Trevor Nuckols and Kaitlyn Resler, who performed both their duets with the English horns, and the minuet trio with faultless professional skill.”

Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet

“But the the Finale of Brahms’ Horn Trio in E-flat was absolutely dazzling as delivered by Trevor Nuckols, horn; Jin Suk Yu, violin; and Vivian Cheng, piano.”

Richard Storm, Sarasota Harald-Tribune

“Paul Taffanel’s slight but charming Wind Quintet was dispatched with clean grace by Joanna Martin, flute; John Upton, oboe; Kevin Schaffter, clarinet; Joseph Grimmer, bassoon; and Trevor Nuckols, horn.”

Richard Storm, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“The Juilliard Ensemble, conducted by George Manahan, played a chamber version of the score, with one musician per part, giving a lean and melody-focused account of Prokofiev’s score. For the Wolf, the fine French horn player Trevor Nuckols teamed up with the clarinetist Anton Rist and the bassoonist Brent Foster.”

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times