Maestro Giunta has conducted the Des Moines Symphony since 1989.

The 23-24 season is Maestro Giunta’s 35th season as Music Director and Conductor of the Des Moines Symphony.

He has wanted to conduct a professional orchestra since he was a teenager.

Maestro Giunta has been passionate about music from a young age. When he was 15, he decided that he wanted to be an orchestra director. Clearly, his interest in conducting has remained strong and translated into a successful career.

Maestro Giunta has conducted orchestras all over the country and the world.

In addition to his previous position as music director for the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, Maestro Giunta has guest conducted the Chicago Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. He has also conducted orchestras in Indianapolis, Indiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, and Vermont. Internationally, Maestro Giunta has been a Guest Conductor for orchestras in Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

He learned from world-famous conductors.

Maestro Giunta studied with and learned from some of the most successful conductors in the world. His most notable teachers include Georg Solti, conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and winner of 31 Grammy’s, and Leonard Bernstein, conductor of the New York Philharmonic and composer of West Side Story.

He has commissioned 25 works with the Des Moines Symphony.

Over the course of his time with the Des Moines Symphony, Maestro Giunta has commissioned 25 works by renowned composers, including Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Torke, Lukas Foss, Libby Larsen, Adolphis Hailstork, David Ott, Kevin Putts, and others.

Learn more about Maestro Giunta here.