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Trevor Defferd

Musical Director and Accompanist

Trevor is an Honours graduate in Music from Southampton University. Following sixteen years teaching music in secondary schools in Hampshire and Berkshire, he took a Postgraduate Musical Director’s course at LAMDA in 1996. He now works as a freelance musician, dividing his time between teaching piano and theatre work as a Musical Director and keyboard player.


Professional work in London has included being MD for ‘Mapp and Lucia’ at the Jermyn Street Theatre and the revue ‘Sweet Mr Shakespeare’ in Regent’s Park. He has sung, played solo piano and conducted in the Royal Albert Hall and been a rehearsal pianist at the National Theatre. He performs regularly in cabaret at venues such as Crazy Coqs and The Pheasantry and is Aimi Macdonald’s regular Musical Director. He played cocktail piano for nearly ten years at The Mill at Sonning, where he recorded his first CD of solo piano music, ‘Out Here On My Own’. 


Trevor has worked on nearly 200 shows, including 80 as Musical Director. Locally, he has conducted musicals at the Corn Exchange, Newbury and The Hexagon in Reading, as well as The Haymarket and The Anvil in Basingstoke. He was recently the MD for the Boxford Masques’ production of ‘Bellerophon’. Trevor is also a Director of the newly-formed Triple Threat Theatre (


Musical Director and Accompanist

Trevor Defferd

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