Collaborative pianist, accompanist, and composer Kent Trostel has an impressive background with a variety of collaborative musical efforts, highlighted by his exemplary performances with The Arizona Masterworks Chorale throughout Arizona, Washington D.C., and Eastern Europe.
Kent is one of the first artists to perform on the Mid-America Series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall with Elaine Bonazzi and the Peabody Camerata in 1989. He has performed under the baton of Benjamin Zander and the late Lorin Maazel with The World Youth Symphony at Interlochen, and Leon Fleisher and David Zinman with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra at Joseph Meyerhof Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD. In the US, Kent has performed from San Diego, at The Hotel del Coronado with the Idyllwild Woodwind Quintet, to Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he was music director of the first-ever Steampunk Opera. In Europe, Kent performed his own compositions live on the radio in Connemara, Ireland and performed in Krakow, Poland as accompanist of The Arizona Masterworks Chorale in 2006.
Kent is a charter student and graduate of The Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. He completed his undergraduate degree at The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in three years with a perfect GPA.
Currently, Kent is celebrating his twentieth season as accompanist of The Arizona Masterworks Chorale and enjoying his second season as accompanist of Sun City Women’s Chorus. He frequently shares his original vocal and instrumental compositions in concerts and services at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Surprise, Arizona.