David Kurtenbach


David Kurtenbach enjoys a varied career as singer, conductor, and educator in the Bay Area and beyond. He regularly performs with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Clerestory, AVE, and Volti. Described as “fluid” and “beautifully nocturnal”, he has performed at Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, Ojai, Oregon Bach Festival, and Berkeley Festival & Exposition. David earned degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting from Oberlin Conservatory and spent more than a decade conducting opera, most recently serving as Chorus Master of Opera San Jose. Currently, he is the principal voice and music theory instructor for the boys and clergy of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. As a member of the renowned Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, he sings services twice weekly next to his young students.