University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, United States
In 1956, Richard got a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Two years later, in 1958, Dufallo attained a Master of Arts degree from the same university.
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In 1950, Richard entered the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, where he studied clarinet, graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1953. Later, in 1956, he got a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Two years later, in 1958, Dufallo attained a Master of Arts degree from the same university. Lukas Foss, a composer and conductor, was one of Richard's mentors at the University of California. Foss would later invite Dufallo to become the clarinetist in his Improvisation Chamber Ensemble.
In addition, Dufallo studied under William Steinberg, a conductor, in New York City, as well as under Pierre Boulez, a composer and conductor, in Basel, Switzerland.
During the period from 1953 till 1955, Richard served as a Lieutenant (junior grade) in the United States Navy. Later, Dufallo served as a music lecturer at several institutions, including the University of California, Los Angeles, from 1959 till 1962, and the State University of New York at Buffalo between 1963 and 1967. During the period from 1964 till 1967, he acted as a conductor at the Center of the Creative and Performing Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Between 1961 and 1963, Richard served as a festival coordinator at Ojai Music Festival in California. From 1962 till 1967, he held a post of an associate conductor at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1965, Richard began working closely with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic. With a goal of obtaining the acceptance of American compositions abroad, Dufallo conducted his first European performance in 1970 with the Orchestre Telephonique in Paris.
In 1970, Richard was hired as the artistic director and conductor at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado and continued to hold these positions until 1985. Between 1972 and 1979, he acted as the music director and conductor at the Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, in New York City. In addition, during a short period of time, namely from 1973 till 1974, Richard worked as an assistant conductor at the New York Philharmonic.
During his career, Dufallo also served as an artistic advisor to different orchestras, including Het Gelders Orkest from 1980 till 1981 in Arnhem, Netherlands. Moreover, between 1984 and 1985, he worked as the acting director at Aspen Institute Italia in Rome. Dufallo also worked as an international guest conductor for the Orchestre National de ORTF de Paris, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and others.
Dufallo's book "Trackings: Composers Speak with Richard Duffalo", which contains interviews with twenty-six composers, was published in 1989. His last project was a contribution to a 26-part series for Dutch television, called "Of Beauty and Consolation".
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Physical Characteristics: Richard suffered from stomach cancer.
Richard married Zaidee Parkinson, a pianist, on October 15, 1966. Their marriage produced two children - Basil, an educator, and Cornelius, a violinist and composer. In 1985, Zaidee and Richard divorced. On June 19, 1988, Richard married Pamela Mia Paul, a concert pianist.
Also, Dufallo had a daughter - Rene Kirby.