DAVID ŠTECH is the music director of the Astoria Symphony Orchestra (Queens), assistant conductor of St. Petersburg Opera (FL), associate conductor of New York Lyric Opera, organist/choirmaster of St. John’s Episcopal Church (Passaic, NJ) and is staff vocal coach at the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Štech’s career has spanned four continents where he has conducted, coached and prepared over 100 performances of operas, orchestral works, musicals, and major choral works. He has worked at Opera Theater of Lucca (Italy), Orquestra Sinfónica Uncuyo (Argentina), Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic (Czech Republic), New Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), North Shore Chamber Orchestra (Chicago), Opera in the Ozarks (AR), Opera in Williamsburg (VA), Amore Opera (NYC), the Acadamy of Performing Arts (Hong Kong), Ash Lawn Opera (VA), International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), and many others. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Symphony Space, Orchestra Hall (Chicago), and recently at Lincoln Center, conducting Die Walküre with New York Lyric Opera.
Mr. Štech is a two year veteran of the Pierre Monteux School and received the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship for Conducting at Tanglewood, where he worked with Kurt Masur, Sir Roger Norrington, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Robert Spano, Michael Morgan and Christoph von Dohnányi.