David Grunberg

Conductor David A. Grunberg is founder and director of the Spectrum Symphony of New York. Concert reviewers have described his performances as “powerful, kinetic performance,” having “precision and enthusiastic fervor,” “determined focus,” and being “positively joyous”. Grunberg’s musical training and practice includes violin performance, theory, conducting, choral singing, and composition – experiences he brings to his artistic direction. From 1994 to 1998 he was Assistant Conductor of the New England Philharmonic, where he conducted works by prominent and emerging living composers. From 1998-2001 he was Music Director of the Cape and Islands Youth Symphony Orchestras (MA), who under his direction were “renown for their expertise and voracity” (Art Talks Cape Cod). His recent repertory with Spectrum includes, in addition to the standard orchestral repertory, solo concertos by Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, and Prokofiev; and premieres by Balint Karosi, David Biedenbender, Bruce Saylor, Philip Wharton, Anthony Iannaccone, Peter Alexander, Lev Zhurbin, JunYi Chow, Russell Courter, and Deborah Mason. He conducted the world premiere of Deborah Mason’s full-length opera “The Rape of the Lock” in 2016 with soloists and orchestra. Grunberg studied violin, theory, and composition at Cornell, Berklee, and Juilliard. An alum of the Conductor’s Institute at Bard and The Pierre Monteux School, his principal conducting mentor was noted opera conductor Jeffrey Rink.