Hailed by Odenwälder Zeitung Press (Germany) as “a brilliant conductor” who “formally lived with the music”, American conductor Robert Trocina is recognized for his “innovative approach to programming” and “deep commitment to education of musicians and audiences of all ages” by ArtsATL.
Robert Trocina is in his 18th season as Music Director of Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra (GA) and Artistic Director of Gwinnett Symphony Musical Arts Consortium. He is Music Director of The Georgia Ballet, Principal Conductor of Korean American Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and Executive Director/CEO of New School of Music, a post he has held since 1997. Internationally he served as Principal Guest
Conductor of Starkenburg Philharmoniker (Germany), Guest Conductor of Chernivtsi Symphony Orchestra (Ukraine) and Guest Conductor of Bad Vilbeler Kammerorchester (Germany). Trocina’s work
has involved productions in theaters and on stages across the United States, as well as Canada, Holland,
Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ukraine and Sweden.
As Music Director of Northeast Atlanta Ballet for 14 seasons, Trocina conducted over 150 classical ballet
productions including Prokofiev’s Cinderella, Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker,
among others. He made his Opera debut as Guest Conductor of Capitol City Opera, where he conducted
acclaimed performances of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Mozart’s The Impreserio. A mainstay in the
Atlanta arts community, Trocina served as Guest Conductor of Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta
Musicians Orchestra, and was Associate Conductor of Atlanta Wind Symphony from 1998-2003.
He currently lives in Buford, GA with his partner of 26 years, and his Westie and Scottie dogs. Enjoying
life on the water, He enjoys spending quality time with family and friends boating on Lake Lanier, GA,
and at his condo in Panama City Beach, FL.