David Amado, conductor
David Amado is the newly appointed Music Director of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra where he is in his third season. Amado was previously the Assistant Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
During his affiliation with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) Mr. Amado has led the Orchestra in subscription, outreach, run-out, special event and parks concerts. In the 2001-2002 Season, Mr. Amado reached an estimated 95,000 people from the podium through his 27 educational, family and outreach concerts. Under the auspices of the Symphony's Community Partnership Program, Mr. Amado has conducted members of the SLSO in programs designed to enrich local communities' appreciation of the arts. In addition, Amado has helped audience cultivation and development by giving pre-concert lectures, television and radio interviews and "open-house" presentations to prospective subscribers. Amado has served as producer for the St. Louis Symphony's own recording label, Arch Media. Mr. Amado is also Music Director and Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Mr. Amado has recently conducted The Detroit Symphony, The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, The Milwaukee Symphony, and the New World Symphony, the Delaware Symphony, The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, The Houston Symphony and la Orquesta Sinfonica de Xalapa (Mexico).
A native of Merion, Pennsylvania, David Amado received his bachelor's degree in piano performance from the Juilliard School and his master's degree in orchestral conducting from Indiana University. He undertook his postgraduate studies with Otto-Werner Mueller at the Juilliard School, where he was a recipient of the Bruno Walter Memorial Award. While in New York, Mr. Amado founded and served as Managing Director of Sequitur, a new music ensemble.