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

David Baltuch is active as an interpreter, composer, researcher and pedagogue. He 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.  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). 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.

David Baltuch is married to Elizabeth L. Anderson, a Belgian-American composer specialising in electroacoustic music of the acousmatic type, since 1997 and is Co-Director of the company HearT snc/vof – Musical Productions founded with her in September 2017. This company promotes their respective artistic, academic and pedagogical activities.