Shaun Trubiano joined the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra as Principal Percussion in December 2011. Previously, he was a Fellow with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami performing with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. He attended Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Orchestral Performance (OP) as a named scholar of the Henry Nias Foundation. Whilst studying in the OP program, Shaun was under the distinguished tutelage of Metropolitan Opera Principal Timpani Duncan Patton and New York Philharmonic Principal Percussion Christopher Lamb. Further studies concluded in 2011 with a postgraduate certificate in Orchestral Percussion from MSM as the Berkman Rahm Scholar.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Shaun performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra and in 1998 toured Europe with the Geminiani Orchestra. He has performed frequently with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Huntsville Symphony Orchestra and performed at Concertgebouw Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Shaun is a proudly endorsed artist of Zildjian cymbals.