PYSO Philharmonic Conductor, Pasadena Symphony Assistant Conductor
David Cubek currently serves as Director of the Claremont Concert Orchestra of Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges, and has served on the faculty of the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program of the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Mr. Cubek is a firm believer in the power of music to foster social change. He regularly conducts ensembles from Venezuela’s acclaimed music education program “El Sistema,” which aims not only to create great musicians, but also to dramatically change the life trajectory of a children in need. He has also collaborated with several El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States, including Youth Orchestra of LA (YOLA), Gustavo Dudamel’s initiative committed to providing intensive music training to underserved neighborhoods in the LA area.