Classical Guitar soloist, performer of chamber music and concerti, Robert Trent appears regularly on the concert stage in North and South America, Europe, and in Asia, performing modern guitar, Renaissance lute, archlute, and historic instruments of the nineteenth-century, including a reproduction of a 10-string double-necked romantic guitar of J.G. Scherzer (reproduced by Gary Southwell) heard in this recording. Robert Trent often performs his own arrangements and original works for six and ten-string guitar. He has appeared with the Audubon String Quartet, Kandinsky Trio, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra.
A first prize winner in National and International competitions, including; the Webb National Guitar Competition, Masterworks Young Artist Competition (for all instruments) and the chamber music prize at the International Competition “Arturo Toscanini” in Italy in Period Instrumental performance.
In addition to his recording for Soundset, he has recorded for Dorian Records© (with Duo Firenze) in “Italian Nocturnes: Music for Fortepiano and Early 19thc. Guitar” he is also featured on CD “Traveler’s Tales” TownHall Records (CPS-8776), with flutist Leslie Marrs (Oasis label) entitled, “Robert Fruehwald: Flute and Guitar Music”, on Archlute on the recent “Concerts Royaux” on Epiphany Records.
The first recipient of the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Trent is in his 27th year as Full Professor of Music at Radford University where he is in his 19th year as director of Radford University’s Annual International Guitar Festival. Many of his students are performers, educators and administrators at all levels in the U.S., and in Asia.