Frank Gulino

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Frank Gulino


Frank Gulino (b. 1987, New York City) is an American composer and trombonist.

Frank is a graduate of The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Bass Trombone Performance. At Peabody, he studied with Randy Campora and Jim Olin of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Frank has also studied with David Fedderly of the BSO, Vincent Belford of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and jazz artist Bob Ferrel.

As a trombonist, Frank serves as the bass trombonist of the Prince George's Philharmonic. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Music Center at Strathmore, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, home of the BSO. While at Peabody, Frank appeared with the BSO brass section and served as the bass trombonist of the Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Concert Orchestra and the Peabody Wind Ensemble, one of the nation’s premier collegiate wind bands.

As a composer, Frank has had works commissioned, performed, and commercially recorded by some of the world's foremost brass players, including euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra bass trombonist Gerry Pagano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra bass trombonist Brian Hecht, and Christopher Dudley, principal trombonist of the Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester in Bergen, Norway.

A flattering 2009 review of Frank’s early work Sonatina in the International Trombone Association Journal first brought attention to his contemporary brass compositions. The 2010 season featured the premiere of Tornado by Steven Mead with members of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, and culminated in Frank’s first major commissioned work, Capriccio for trombone and wind ensemble, written for Christopher Dudley. Following the completion of several new works and favorable reviews in both the ITA and ITEA journals, Frank was awarded the inaugural commission project of the consortium, a group formed expressly for the purpose of funding new additions to the low brass repertoire. The resulting work, Infinite Escape, was premiered by Steven Mead in July of 2012. Frank's first work for concert band, Skyline, was named a 2015 Editors' Choice by J.W. Pepper, one of the world's premier sheet music distributors.

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