Richard Giangiulio, GDYO Music Director

Mr. Giangiulio began conducting the GDYO in 1980.
He holds music degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School of Music and the Paris Conservatory where he studied under Maurice Andre while on a Fulbright grant, and was awarded the first prize. In 1967, Mr. Giangiulio was a First Medal winner in the Geneva International Trumpet Competition. He has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, the Knoxville Symphony, and at summer festivals in Ansbach, Germany; Lucerne, Switzerland; and Lieksa, Finland. He served as Principal and Co-Principal trumpet of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for 32 years. From 1977-1982 Mr. Giangiulio was the assistant conductor for educational concerts with the Dallas Symphony, developing and conducting multi-age youth and park concerts.

Mr. Giangiulio was Music Director of the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving for eleven years, and the Allen Philharmonic for eight years. He has recorded seven albums with Crystal Records. He is the co-founder of the Trumcor mute company. Mr. Giangiulio has four children — three have been members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.