Riley Giampaolo was born in Orange County, California, and grew up in Spring, Texas. He attended the New England Conservatory for his Bachelor’s of Music from 2014–2016, studying with James Markey until joining the ISO. In those two years, Riley has toured with multiple orchestras through countries such as Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark and China.
In 2013, Riley was named the winner of the International Trombone Association’s George Roberts Bass Trombone Solo Competition. Additionally, Giampaolo was a fellow at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, based in Rendsburg, Germany, in the summers of 2015–16. There he has worked under many great conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, David Newman, and Vladimir Jurowski.
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