Robert Trent has performed on the continents of North and South America and in Europe on modern guitar, Renaissance lute, and historic instruments of the nineteenth-century in particular the 10-string Scherzer and authentic 19thc. guitar. A first prize winner in numerous National and International competitions including; the Webb National Guitar Competition, the Masterworks Young Artist Competition (all instruments) and the chamber music prize at the International Competition “Arturo Toscanini” in Italy in Period Instrumental performance.
Dr. Trent is in his 21st year as Full Professor of Music (Guitar and Renaissance Lute studies) at Radford University where he is in his 14th 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.