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David Baltuch, PhD

David Baltuch was born in Bucharest (Romania) in 1959. His family immigrated to Israel in 1963 and in 1968 established itself in Belgium. David Baltuch manifested a vivid interest towards music in his youth and he began his formal musical education at the age of nine. He then completed studies at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, the Conservatoire Royal de Liège, and the École Normale Alfred Cortot in Paris where he earned diplomas and final certificates in chamber music, counterpoint, fugue, music history, music analysis, orchestral conducting, orchestration, piano, solfeggio and written harmony.

David Baltuch was a professor of piano, music analysis and harmony in the Belgian system of music academies for 15 years, after which he directed the Académie de Farciennes (Belgium) for 23 years. 

In 2015 he completed his PhD, dedicated to orchestral conducting, at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Birmingham City University, Birmingham UK).

In 2017 David Baltuch founded the company HearT snc/vof – Musical Productions with Elizabeth L. Anderson . This company promotes their respective artistic, academic and pedagogical activities.

Since 2018 he is the professor of music history and musicianship (analysis, counterpoint, harmony, world music) at the International School Musica Mundi in Waterloo (Belgium).

David Baltuch is active as an interpreter, composer, researcher and pedagogue. As a composer, his catalogue includes vocal and instrumental works, he concertizes as a soloist and in chamber music settings, and he conducts vocal and instrumental ensembles. His research is focused on orchestral conducting and musical semiotics.