Shaun Trubiano
2023, 2022 UK, 2022, 2013
“It’s like being asked to represent your country at the olympics. I tip a good showing from the Aussies”

Shaun Trubiano


Principal Percussion – Melbourne Symphony Orchesetra; Former Principal Percussion – Opera Australia Orchestra; Percussion Faculty – Sydney Conservatorium of Music; Former Percussion – New World Symphony Orchestra; Guest – New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Melbourne
Education:  Manhattan School of Music, USA

Shaun Trubiano was appointed Principal Percussion of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2023. He was Principal Percussion for Opera Australia Orchestra from 2011-2023. Previously a Fellow with the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami, he performed with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. At Manhattan School of Music (MSM) he completed both a bachelor and masters degree 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. He holds a postgraduate certificate in Orchestral Percussion from MSM as the Berkman Rahm Scholar.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Shaun has worked in North America, toured Europe and Australia. He has performed with Australia’s major orchestras, New Zealand Symphony and Australian World Orchestra under Zubin Meta in 2013 and 2022. He has performed at Concertgebouw Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Proms.

Shaun teaches as part of the percussion faculty at Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has presented lectures and Master Classes for Manhattan School of Music, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, ANAM and Griffith University.

Last updated 2023